The RUST Rifle Body 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.
Rifle bodies are lootable from an assortment of mid-to-high tier crates, as well as being dropped by most scientist types and locked crates.
Rifle bodies are one of the most sought-after components available in RUST due to their exclusive purpose; forging the best craftable sniper weapon, the Bolt Action Rifle, as well as the coveted Assault Rifle. They are not used in any other blueprints.
With regards to their recycling yield, they produce a fair amount of scrap and high quality metal. Due to the exclusive nature of their use, they are more than likely going to be recycled until players obtain a Tier 3 Workbench. While it is advised to keep a good deal of these on hand to craft new high-tier weapons, they are oftentimes more valuable as the scrap and high quality metal that they yield.