AR-536™

Starting at $479-659

Reticles

Description
Specs
Shared Features
Unique Features
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The AR-536 is a compact, fast-acquisition optic designed for lawmen, military personnel, and competitive shooters who want additional range.

The red or green illuminated reticle provides nanosecond response to immediate targets. It also allows for careful shooting at distant threats.

A rotary, 10-position power selector accommodates all lighting conditions. The reticle runs on one CR2032 battery.

The Ballistic CQ™ reticle features holdover dots good out to 600 yards. They work best with 5.56 or 7.62 ammunition. [LINK: /reticles/ballistic-cq]

Picatinny rails allow piggybacking of additional sights, lasers or lights. And the Burris Forever Warranty™ backs the entire, rugged design.

 

Item Number:300210
300223
Combo Package:None (300210)
Included (300223)
Combo Package Includes AR Sight, FastFire™ II, ARD
Magnification:5x
Clear Objective Lens Diameter:36 mm
Reticles:Ballistic CQ™
Reticle Color(s):Black, Green, Red (300210)
Black, Green, Red (300223)
Finish:Matte
Field of View:20 ft. @ 100 yds.
Mount:Picatinny Rail Base
Close Focus:25 ft.
Eye Relief:2.5 - 3.5 in.
Click Value:1/3 MOA
Height Above Rail to Optic Centerline:1.6 in.
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability:70 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA from center.
Windage Adjustment:70 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA in any direction from center.
Length:5.8 in. (without sunshade or flip-up covers)
Weight:8.75 oz. (300210)
20.25 oz. (300223)
Illumination Control:Rotary dial
Illumination Settings:5 red settings; 5 green settings; off is black
Battery:CR2032
  • Fast-action Ballistic CQ reticle is made for competitive shooters, law enforcement personnel, and military operators
  • Circular center provides ultra-fast engagement at close distances
  • The smaller reticle dots provide trajectory compensation out to 600 yds. for 5.56 and 7.62 cartridges
  • 3 reticle color settings: red, green, and black
  • Illuminated reticle: 5 red and 5 green illuminated settings
  • The illuminated reticle reduces time to get on target in any lighting condition and dramatically increases accuracy in darkness
  • Rotary illumination control dials between 10 settings, to easily match any lighting condition
  • Reticle’s black color setting is available even without battery power
  • Fixed 5x magnification
  • 36 mm objective delivers bright, crisp images
  • Index-matched, Hi-Lume® multicoating aids in low-light performance and glare elimination; makes more shots possible and increases your success rate
  • Rugged construction withstands recoil, abuse, and all types of weather
  • Integrated lens covers for extra protection
  • Adjustable diopter allows shooter to control focus for crisp images
  • 3 Picatinny rail mounting points provide stable, secure accessories mounting
  • With the bottom rail mount removed, the optic can be mounted to an AR charging handle
  • Windage and elevation caps are tethered to prevent loss
  • Waterproof
  • Nitrogen-filled body tubes prevent internal fogging in the cold and rain
  • Precision-gauged, hand-fitted internal assemblies maintain a consistent point of impact throughout magnification range, regardless of shock and vibration
  • Comes with our Burris Forever Warranty
  • Optic only, not kit (300210 only)
  • Tactical kit includes AR-536 optic and a FastFire 2™ 4-MOA red dot sight
NameTypeModified
2015 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 19, 2015Download
Description

The AR-536 is a compact, fast-acquisition optic designed for lawmen, military personnel, and competitive shooters who want additional range.

The red or green illuminated reticle provides nanosecond response to immediate targets. It also allows for careful shooting at distant threats.

A rotary, 10-position power selector accommodates all lighting conditions. The reticle runs on one CR2032 battery.

The Ballistic CQ™ reticle features holdover dots good out to 600 yards. They work best with 5.56 or 7.62 ammunition. [LINK: /reticles/ballistic-cq]

Picatinny rails allow piggybacking of additional sights, lasers or lights. And the Burris Forever Warranty™ backs the entire, rugged design.

 

Specs
Item Number:300210
300223
Combo Package:None (300210)
Included (300223)
Combo Package Includes AR Sight, FastFire™ II, ARD
Magnification:5x
Clear Objective Lens Diameter:36 mm
Reticles:Ballistic CQ™
Reticle Color(s):Black, Green, Red (300210)
Black, Green, Red (300223)
Finish:Matte
Field of View:20 ft. @ 100 yds.
Mount:Picatinny Rail Base
Close Focus:25 ft.
Eye Relief:2.5 - 3.5 in.
Click Value:1/3 MOA
Height Above Rail to Optic Centerline:1.6 in.
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability:70 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA from center.
Windage Adjustment:70 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA in any direction from center.
Length:5.8 in. (without sunshade or flip-up covers)
Weight:8.75 oz. (300210)
20.25 oz. (300223)
Illumination Control:Rotary dial
Illumination Settings:5 red settings; 5 green settings; off is black
Battery:CR2032
Shared Features
  • Fast-action Ballistic CQ reticle is made for competitive shooters, law enforcement personnel, and military operators
  • Circular center provides ultra-fast engagement at close distances
  • The smaller reticle dots provide trajectory compensation out to 600 yds. for 5.56 and 7.62 cartridges
  • 3 reticle color settings: red, green, and black
  • Illuminated reticle: 5 red and 5 green illuminated settings
  • The illuminated reticle reduces time to get on target in any lighting condition and dramatically increases accuracy in darkness
  • Rotary illumination control dials between 10 settings, to easily match any lighting condition
  • Reticle’s black color setting is available even without battery power
  • Fixed 5x magnification
  • 36 mm objective delivers bright, crisp images
  • Index-matched, Hi-Lume® multicoating aids in low-light performance and glare elimination; makes more shots possible and increases your success rate
  • Rugged construction withstands recoil, abuse, and all types of weather
  • Integrated lens covers for extra protection
  • Adjustable diopter allows shooter to control focus for crisp images
  • 3 Picatinny rail mounting points provide stable, secure accessories mounting
  • With the bottom rail mount removed, the optic can be mounted to an AR charging handle
  • Windage and elevation caps are tethered to prevent loss
  • Waterproof
  • Nitrogen-filled body tubes prevent internal fogging in the cold and rain
  • Precision-gauged, hand-fitted internal assemblies maintain a consistent point of impact throughout magnification range, regardless of shock and vibration
  • Comes with our Burris Forever Warranty
Unique Features
  • Optic only, not kit (300210 only)
  • Tactical kit includes AR-536 optic and a FastFire 2™ 4-MOA red dot sight
Downloads
NameTypeModified
2015 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 19, 2015Download
AR-536™ is rated4.4792 out of 5 by 96.
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromVery nice opticI purchased this about a month ago and like it very much. It is easy to install, zero and learn to use. I really like the fact that I don't have to turn it on to use it. You have a red or green lighted reticle in several brightness levels or if the battery is dead or you don't turn it on you are left with a black reticle which I find myself using much of the time. The image is very clear and the "Ballistic CQ" which is their name for the built in bullet drop compensator works very well. The only thing I would not rate a 5 star is the eye relief. You have only a 2 to 2 1/2 inch of eye relief. Not saying I can't live with it but would have liked to had another inch or so. I also added the FastFire III to the top rail and together they are a great combination. My eyes aren't as good as they use to be and just using a red dot at 100 or more yards wasn't cutting it. The 5 power magnification allows me to shoot much better groups at longer ranges.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by fromGreat Optic,I've had the Burris 536 optic for a few months now. I've been very pleased. Shooting Tannerite targets were a snap at 70 yards with a bunch of buddies. I was 2 hits for 3 shot while others wasted a lot of ammo. The real test was a bunch of pigs on the way to a stand during muzzle loader season. I brought the ML for deer and the AR because my son saw signs of pigs the day before. i took a 100# sow at about 40 yards as she was moving towards me. 3 shots to the head did the trick with cheap 55gr hard ball ammo. I'm looking forward to more pigs and a coyote hunt with the AR and the Burris 556.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromVery clear glassWe bought this a few months ago, easy to find target and very accurate. perfect magnification without adding a magnifier. we have it on a .22 and the kids love it. best part is the quality where i even love to play with it!!
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromOverall quality opticI bought this last week and have only used it once but it has been wonderful. As I understand there is also a lifetime warranty that insures it against all damage no questions asked. The 5 different settings in green and red illumination are also nice. The one negative is it seems like you have to cram your neck forward a little bit in order to get the full field of view but this doesn't really bother me. Over all a great purchase and I look forward to using it more.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromBurris 536/Fastfire 3 3 MOA dot536 is very clear for price range. You either like the recticle or you don't. It works well for me. Fastfire on top sits high enough to keep my head completely erect = good situational awareness. Decent dot with adjustments makes for quick target acquisition. Sunshade on the fastfire just snaps on, it would get lost very easy but you could use it at a range or in the back yard. Turret covers have dummy cable. About 500 rounds with no issues so far.
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromGreat scope at a great price.This is actually my 3rd AR-536 scope (I sold the other two when I sold the firearms they were mounted to). I love the scope since it offers the same features of an ACOG at a much more reasonable price (I will never be using the scope while in harsh conditions, being shot at, etc.)
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by fromGet what you pay for.I picked a the AR536 new on E bay for $275. I did not need it but with the Burris rebate I thought I would give it a try. For a made in China scope it is worth the $275. For the full price of $400 I think I would buy a different scope. The scope works and seems to hold zero. The tracking could be a lot better. But since you only have to sight in once it works and only cost you a few extra rounds. The illumination is to bright for low light use! I had to put a 1/8w 240k ohm resistor between the battery post and the battery to get the illumination to be useful in low light. Most people don't shoot in low light but want to see the illuminated reticule during bright daylight. So a lot of manufactures make their product for the people who but it, not for practicability. The reticule works but I would have preferred a reticule with lines instead of dots and circles. I did not like the Burris mount that came with the scope so I replaced it with a ADM. Any ACOG mount will work with the scope. The scope has a perfect up and down alignment. Some people have complained the cross hairs are crooked. I did not have that problem. But I did change the mount.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by fromAR-536 on my TavorTook out my Tavor with my new AR-536 scope and sighted it in. Shot this little group I was very pleased with it
Date published: 2015-04-03
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Hey guys, Im just curious if your BDC in this optic is calibrated for 55, 62, 69, or 77 grain 5.56 loads. Thanks for your time.

Asked by: Acotraining
It is calibrated for the 5.56 55gr FMJ with a BC of .243 and a muzzle velocity of 3200fps. For additional information concerning the Ballistic CQ reticle, please visit the reticles section of our website or contact Technical Services at 888-228-7747.
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2015-06-10

My question on the AR 536 is mounting it so that I can get close enough to take in a full sight picture? It is going on a AR10 and the rail only goes so far back

Asked by: Mike Z
The AR 536 by design is intended to mount parallel with the charging handle.
Answered by: Team Burris 3
Date published: 2015-06-30

Will this optic work on a ar -10? 

Asked by: frank123
I am assuming that your AR-10 is a 7.62. With this assumption, the reticle in the scope works very well with 168 grain rounds. We can run the ballistics of any load and let you know how your cartiridge works with the reticle.
Answered by: Team Burris 3
Date published: 2015-06-23

How can I mount this on a Ruger Scout rifle (308), The mid positioned Picitinny is too far out for your suggested eye relief and the Ruger factory rings are different heights to match the factory incuts on the receiver.

Asked by: EyeDoc
The sight doesn't have enough eye relief to mount in a Scout configuration. The best option would be our Scout series of scopes.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2015-03-25

do you have this scope for a 308 sig sauer 716 patrol rifle, and will it handle the recoil?

Asked by: mark shields
That's a picatinny rail, so no problem. You do need 3 1/2 inches of rail to mount this. Recoil is not an issue.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2015-03-11

Hi, what ammo and what length of barrel was used in calibration of ar-536?  I have a steyr aug 16 inch barrel.  When I am shooting 300 yard or more, the 300 mark is off by a lot.   I used different 55gr ammo, 65gr ammo, and yes steel tula 55gr.   

Asked by: Slidefire Jax
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