The RUST Metal Spring falls into the component category of items. 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 springs 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 60 scrap each.
Metal springs are one of the most sought-after components available in RUST due to the assortment of weapon 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 coveted Assault Rifle.
With regards to their recycling yield, they produce a fair amount of scrap and high quality metal. They are almost primarily used in weapon crafting which is quite important, but not necessarily on par in importance with Gears. Keep a hefty supply of metal springs on hand all the way through wipe.