AR-536™

Starting at $479-659

Reticles

Description
Specs
Shared Features
Unique Features
User Guides

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

The rotary, 10-position power selector allows quick changes from red to green powered reticle, or clear, crisp black reticle when power is off.   With five red and five green power levels, all lighting conditions can be quickly matched.  A CR2032 battery powers the reticle.

The Ballistic CQ™ reticle features holdover dots good out to 600 yards. They work best with 5.56 or 7.62 ammunition.

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
Reticles:Ballistic CQ™
Reticle Color(s):Black, Green, Red (300210)
Black, Green, Red (300223)
Clear Objective Lens Diameter:36 mm
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 carry 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
AR TriplerPDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR Tripler & Pivot User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR-536 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR-332 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
2016 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 18, 2016Download
Description

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

The rotary, 10-position power selector allows quick changes from red to green powered reticle, or clear, crisp black reticle when power is off.   With five red and five green power levels, all lighting conditions can be quickly matched.  A CR2032 battery powers the reticle.

The Ballistic CQ™ reticle features holdover dots good out to 600 yards. They work best with 5.56 or 7.62 ammunition.

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
Reticles:Ballistic CQ™
Reticle Color(s):Black, Green, Red (300210)
Black, Green, Red (300223)
Clear Objective Lens Diameter:36 mm
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 carry 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
User Guides
NameTypeModified
AR TriplerPDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR Tripler & Pivot User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR-536 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR-332 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
2016 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 18, 2016Download
AR-536™ is rated4.572463768115942 out of 5 by 138.
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 fromNice!!!Got it mounted on a Ruger SR762/308. Got it dialed in, at 100 yards it's dead center on holds one inch groups or less. Then went to 200 yards and 300 yards, held 2" or less groups with out any adjustment. Very pleased with purchase. Mounted a Burris Fast Fire 3 @ 45 degrees to the right with iron sight. It's sighted in for 50 yards and less. Thanks!!!
Date published: 2015-12-30
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 1 out of 5 by fromBurris AR-536.The glass is great and very clear. I really like the ability to mount a red dot on top. The reticle seems functional however I haven't shot it yet. I rather disappointed that just holding the gun up I can tell the reticle is chanted to one side. It is very obvious without levels or anything. This may not seem like a big deal if you're just using it to plink targets at a hundred yards and that's it but I was planing to hunt and I already know with how tilted it is all my shots past a 100 yards will be to the left. I sold my vortex spitfire 3 wanting to try the 5 power as I felt it would be better for longer distances. Kind of bummed I did now as theirs was perfect. I have tried to contact the seller (yesterday so I don't expect a response till Monday or so) to see if they will replace it. Will update with another review if problem is resolved. Here is a pic. I used the door as the door is level and so is the countertop where the gun sits.
Date published: 2016-06-19
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
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I want to put one on an AR-10.  Will it hold zero on a .308?  Thank you.

Asked by: Hammy
Yes, all Burris Optics are tested to beyond 50BMG.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2016-07-26

I have an ACOG mount for my M1A. Will this fit it if I remove the base?

Asked by: RonM
Yes. I have run my factory acog mount on my ar332. I upgraded to an American Defense quick detach that I had on my ACOG.
Answered by: Miller
Date published: 2016-07-26

What is the extra knurled screw for that is tucked into a round hole if the packing material for?

Asked by: Dave C
That is the Carry Handle Adapter for AR-15 pattern rifles. To install, the picatinny rail mount must be removed, then the knurled screw you're referring to is installed from underneath the carry handle, into the AR Prism Sight
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-06-27

I'm buying a ruger scout and seems possible by replacing mid picatinny rail with the full length XS Sight systems rail (all the way to rear site) i could mount an AR style prism optiic, remove scope riser and put straight on rail? possible?

Asked by: CRAIGOS
If the rail will allow the optic to come back to within the appropriate distance for eye relief 2.5/3.5", you should be fine.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-06-22

 I had problems  with the picatinny rail on my mini 14  and moved the scope to my AR 15 how do I get the scope back on zero ?

Asked by: charlesrs
First you'll need to ensure the mounting nuts are torqued to ~ 65 in-lbs. Once the sight is mounted, you'll need to remove the windage and elevation turret caps, and dial for both at your sight-in distance until your point of aim coincides with your point of impact.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-06-16

Do you recommend for the Sig Sauer 716 Patrol Rifle?

Asked by: Quadrant
The AR-536 would perform admirably on the Sig 716
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-06-14

Does the scope co-witness through standard (tall) ar front iron sights?

Asked by: bfritz
The AR332 and AR536 are a "standard" height for the AR platform, however being a magnified optic you will not be able to cowitness with iron sights. In addition, these sights have around 2-3" of eye relief, and will typically sit where your backup sights would go, OR overhang them if you have enough room on your rail.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2016-06-08

Will the AR 536 work well on a AR-15 in 6.8 SPC? I have a 332 for my 5.56 and it works great

Asked by: Frank H
http://ballistics.burrisoptics.com/ You can use the above ballistics calculation software to check your cartridge against that Ballistic CQ reticle, and find out if it will suit your needs.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-05-31
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