I've heard people talking about hunters meleeing in BfE on the ranged resist boss, but just finally got around to actually attempting a parse with it like that. And even with having to wait on long cooldowns and slower attacks, melee does do more DPS. I don't think I'd devote the resources into a swap weapon just for that, but it's definitely something to keep in mind during that particular fight, especially is the group if ranged-heavy.
[center]RIP Character signature generator, June 2013.[/center]
[center]Theiol, Fervar, Turthonn, and Vanka, [i]retired LOTRO[/i]|Croue, Folter, [i]Rift - Shatterbone shard[/i][/center]