Learn how to obtain Rifle Parts and what they can be used for
Rifles are high-powered, long-range weapons in 7 Days to Die capable of dropping targets with a single shot from a distance. That kind of power and precision requires specifically designed components to create a functional weapon. If you’re going to craft modern rifles in 7D2D, you’re going to need Rifle Parts.
This guide will teach you everything you need to know about scavenging and using Rifle Parts in 7D2D and how they can be used best.
How to get Rifle Parts in 7 Days to Die
Rifle parts are rare, specialized components specifically designed for use in long rifles. They cannot be crafted, so there are only a few ways to get your hands on these valuable materials:
As with all advanced weapon parts, you can search for Rifle Parts anywhere you’d expect to find a functional firearm. Gun safes, weapon bags, hardened chests, gun racks, and weapon crates are all great locations to find these components.
Waste-not, want-not. If you need Rifle Parts, you can also scrap existing non-pipe Rifles to reclaim a portion of their parts. These weapons can be found in the same locations as their parts, including the Hunting Rifle, Lever Action Rifle, and Sniper Rifle.
Some traders will carry weapon parts in their inventory for sale. This is typically the most costly method of collecting these components, but it can be much faster than searching for them if you have dukes to spend. Trader Hugh in the Snow Biome of Navezgane is typically your best bet to find what you need, as he specializes in weapons and ammo.
Tips for farming Rifle Parts in 7 Days to Die
These parts are not easy to find by any means. Fortunately, you’ll probably only need a few unless you’re crafting many rifles. But we’ve got you covered if you need tips to make your search more effective.
1. Rifle Perks
With the addition of the crafting skill system in the A21 Update, players can now increase their chances of finding specialized parts for a certain weapon or tool by investing in its relevant perk. For Rifle Parts, players should consider putting points into the Deadeye perk to increase the odds of finding what they’re looking for.
2. Gun Shops and Factories
Navezgane is dotted with numerous gun shops of various sizes, shooting ranges, and the coveted Shotgun Messiah Factory in the Wasteland Biome of Navezgane. These locations are great places to search for weapon parts of any kind in addition to ammo, armor, and explosives.
Remember: The all-in-one brand for firearms in 7D2D is “Shotgun Messiah,” so any buildings or crates with that logo will likely carry weapons and ammo containers.
3. Government Buildings and Military Bases
Governmental buildings (such as police stations, fire stations, etc.) can be found inside and near the outskirts of cities and often conceal at least one gun safe or an entire armory in some cases. Additionally, the abandoned military bases dotting the countryside are bound to carry at least a few high-value weapon containers. Be careful, however, as these locations are often well-defended and swarming with armored and feral undead.
Using Rifle Parts in 7 Days to Die
Rifle Parts are specialized components specifically designed for use in rifles. As such, they are used for crafting any modern rifles (anything tier-2 and above). The following 3 recipes can be crafted using this resource.
1. Hunting Rifle
The Hunting Rifle is a tier-2 bolt-action rifle with a single-round chamber. The player will need to load in a new round every shot by hand, but this weapon stands leagues above the primitive Pipe Rifle in terms of damage, accuracy, and range.
2. Lever Action Rifle
The Lever Action Rifle is a tier-3 rifle bearing the same loading mechanism as its namesake. This versatile weapon isn’t as long-range as other rifles but can carry multiple rounds and maintains its effectiveness in close quarters.
3. Sniper Rifle
The tier-4 Sniper Rifle is the pinnacle of long-range warfare. This weapon combines a semi-automatic chamber and a proper magazine with pinpoint accuracy and massive damage of other rifles.
Final thoughts on Rifle Parts
You can’t expect high-end performance and pinpoint accuracy out of your rifles without high-end parts. For that reason, The Fun Pimps added specialized rifle parts, so your precious weapon isn’t being made entirely from scrap.