The RUST Metal Pipe falls into the component category of items in RUST. These components are used in the creation of multi-tiered items, as well as recycle fodder for players to obtain game building and crafting resources as well as Scrap.
Metal pipes are lootable from an assortment of crates and barrels, as well as being dropped by most scientist types and locked crates. They may also be purchased directly from the Outpost monument for 30 scrap each.
Metal pipes are one of the most sought-after components available in RUST due to the assortment of blueprints that require them as a part. While the complete list is too long to include, these blueprints include the best craftable sniper weapon, the Bolt Action Rifle, as well as the best splash damage raid explosive, the Rocket.
With regards to their recycling yield, they produce a fair amount of scrap and high quality metal. They are in the same category as Gears with regards to importance, from the first day of wipe until the last. Unlike many other components covered, these are one of the few components that could be advocated to be learned via the research table.
Obtaining enough metal pipes for end-game equipment and raiding is often a challenge, especially on higher population servers. Keep them around.