Shoot, the weapons the hunters use don't matter as long as they understand how to use them in whatever fight they're in.
Four SnS users who know what's going on will take down a monster just fine. They might not be able to tail-cut some of them easily, but them's the breaks. (Or in this case, not.)
1 or two status hunters. (SnS, Lance, bowgun, or longsword) 2 Power weapons (GS, Hammer, or Switch Axe) If only one status hunter is used, you can pretty much bring whomever you like for the fourth. Someone who won't cart, preferably.
I never did get to the HR rank before the servers went down. (Didn't have Internet until last summer, and I have been in school.) Still, I was happy just to get some halfway decent players in a game with me.
A charismatic and courageous but slightly clueless commander. The hothead, a bit of a rebel and loose cannon. The token girl. She brings balance and empathy to the group. Plus cleavage. The gadgets nerd. --- Confession Time: I am a button masher