Double Barrel Shotgun

The RUST Double Barrel Shotgun (DB) is a low-ranged, low rate of fire gun in RUST with considerable firepower. They are commonly used in conjunction with the Revolver during early wipe combat and are the ultimate ‘grub’ gun.

Due to their incredible upfront power, DBs are renowned for their capacity to drop even heavily geared players before exhausting both barrels. Unfortunately, the range requirement on the DB requires you to be practically in the face of the target to cause considerable damage. 

Shotgun weapon types, in general, aren’t of much use over 10 meters unless using a 12 Gauge Slug, a compact pellet shot instead of spread like the other ammunition types. DBs are in the middle of the pack regarding their weapon type, performing considerably better than Eoka Pistols and Waterpipe Shotguns but not as good as Pump Shotguns and Spas-12 Shotguns. The latter have higher magazine capacity and less recoil.

DBs may be acquired from a number of low-to-mid-tier crates and scientists of most types. 

They are used through the first few days of wipe but commonly replaced as soon as possible by higher tier weapons (except as door camping implements). Players may research them directly or invest Scrap into a Tier 1 Workbench for acquisition via the tech tree.

The DB accepts the following bullet types:  12 Gauge Buckshot12 Gauge Incendiary Shell12 Gauge Slug, and Handmade Shell.

DBs are not a good option for Auto Turret defense systems.

Ammo used by the Double Barrel Shotgun

Item Information
NameDouble Barrel Shotgun
Short Nameshotgun.double
ItemID-765183617
Item DescriptionA Shotgun with two barrels allowing two shots to be fired in quick succession before needing to reload.
Default Stacksize1
Item Crafting Data
Required Workbench Level1
Crafting Time40
Crafting Yield1
Crafting Ingredients
Metal Fragments x175
RUST Metal PipeMetal Pipe x2