AR-536™

Starting at $479-659

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Description
Specs
Shared Features
Unique Features
FAQ
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
300218
Combo Package:None (300210)
Included (300223)
None (300218)
Combo Package Includes AR Sight, FastFire™ 3, ARD
Magnification:5x
Reticles:Ballistic CQ™ (300210)
Ballistic CQ™ (300223)
Ballistic AR (5X) (300218)
Reticle Color(s):Black, Green, Red (300210)
Black, Green, Red (300223)
Black, Green, Red (300218)
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:18.75 oz. (300210)
20.25 oz. (300223)
18.75 oz. (300218)
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
  • Three 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
  • Three 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 3™ 3-MOA red dot sight

1.    Why does my reticle look canted?

The reticle will appear canted until the mounting bolts are torqued to 65” pounds, this is by design.

2.    What specific load is the reticle calibrated for?

The 5.56 is averaged between the 55gr M193 and 62gr M855 NATO cartridges, and the 7.62 is averaged between 147gr and 168gr. (7.62x51mm NATO).

3.    Can I remove the picatinny segments on my scope?

Yes the picatinny sections can be removed, this will not damage the scope and will not void the warranty.

4.    What is this little extra screw?

The extra screw that came with the sight is for mounting the sight to an AR platform rifle with a carry handle. To use this, remove the two base mounting screws with a flathead screwdriver, and remove the base. Set the optic in the carry handle, thread and tighten the screw into the bottom of the sight, through the hole in the carry handle. The two base mounting screws can be found by flipping the sight upside down.

5.    Why did my mount come loose?

The sight can be “shot loose” if insufficient torque is applied. It is crucial that 65 inch-pounds of torque be applied to the two base mounting nuts. As long as the nuts are torqued to spec, you will not need Loctite.

NameTypeModified
AR-536 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
2017 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 26, 2017Download
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
300218
Combo Package:None (300210)
Included (300223)
None (300218)
Combo Package Includes AR Sight, FastFire™ 3, ARD
Magnification:5x
Reticles:Ballistic CQ™ (300210)
Ballistic CQ™ (300223)
Ballistic AR (5X) (300218)
Reticle Color(s):Black, Green, Red (300210)
Black, Green, Red (300223)
Black, Green, Red (300218)
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:18.75 oz. (300210)
20.25 oz. (300223)
18.75 oz. (300218)
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
  • Three 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
  • Three 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 3™ 3-MOA red dot sight
FAQ

1.    Why does my reticle look canted?

The reticle will appear canted until the mounting bolts are torqued to 65” pounds, this is by design.

2.    What specific load is the reticle calibrated for?

The 5.56 is averaged between the 55gr M193 and 62gr M855 NATO cartridges, and the 7.62 is averaged between 147gr and 168gr. (7.62x51mm NATO).

3.    Can I remove the picatinny segments on my scope?

Yes the picatinny sections can be removed, this will not damage the scope and will not void the warranty.

4.    What is this little extra screw?

The extra screw that came with the sight is for mounting the sight to an AR platform rifle with a carry handle. To use this, remove the two base mounting screws with a flathead screwdriver, and remove the base. Set the optic in the carry handle, thread and tighten the screw into the bottom of the sight, through the hole in the carry handle. The two base mounting screws can be found by flipping the sight upside down.

5.    Why did my mount come loose?

The sight can be “shot loose” if insufficient torque is applied. It is crucial that 65 inch-pounds of torque be applied to the two base mounting nuts. As long as the nuts are torqued to spec, you will not need Loctite.

User Guides
NameTypeModified
AR-536 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
2017 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 26, 2017Download
AR-536™ is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 378.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the acog you always wanted ever since i shot an ar with an acog i've wanted one, however i cannot afford the price, the 332 is the best piece of glass i could afford at the time and it is now one of the very few scopes i will never sell or get rid of. Great glass, i love the reticle, and that it can be lit with the green and red or left black. I did have one issue with the mount not being securely fastened to the scope, however some red locktite and i was in buisness. Although a heavy scope for being compact it has been very reliable at all times and weather conditions. I will always recommend this optic and the 5x model for anyone who wants quality, affordability, and performance.
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for my Sig 716! Was looking for a good optic for my Sig 716, went through many different choices but none satisfied me more than the burris AR-332. It is "drop capable" for the 308/7.62x51 ammunition .. so thats what made me go for it, and it has a lower cost than most competitors with the same type of features. took it to the range and was able to reapeativly put five round groups within 1.50 moa .... I do wish it had a lil bit larger reticle for those longer shots but It still does the job! Thank you Burris For a great optic!
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Optic! I purchased the Burris AR-332 about six months ago, I have it mounted on a Windham Weaponry MPC M4. Due to this being a 3-power optic, I choose to mount it to the detachable A3 carry handle so I would still have the stock iron sights should I need them. I've put approximately 600 rounds (.223 & 5.56) through the rifle since I added the AR-332 and I have been very happy with the overall quality of the optic and it's ability to hold "zero" since it's initial install. This is a high quality optic that allows you to engage in a CQB, yet still reach out a touch someone at 500 yards and at a great price to boot.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great 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 from Burris AR 3X Magnafier Before I bought this I sighted in my EoTECH 512 with no Magnafier. I had a hard time shooting a good group. After installing this on my SIG556xi, i used the magnafier to first bore sight my Red dot then continued using it to fine tune the adjustment. After I was finished, I was shooting 1.5" groups at 100 yards. I would like to address the mounting. I have heard these mount lose but if you read the manual you will see there is a wheel to adjust the mount for a perfect fit. Another complaint I have read is the thumb latch release dows not alwas function well if you don't ease it into the locking position. I hant eased my latch releas once and this performed flawlessly. Finaly I want to add the opics are very good and provide a wide FOV at 100 yards.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice optic I 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 5 out of 5 by from Works just as well as more expensive magnifiers. The AR Tripler is a nice addition to my rifle. It is sturdy, has a very clear sight picture & field of view. The quick detach is adjustable & mounts securely to the rail, so there is not any unwanted movement. It flips to the side just the right amount, enough to get out of the line of sight but, not so far to the side that it will be hit by ejected brass. The mount itself is small & does not take up much rail space so it can easily fit between the primary optic & a back up iron sight. I only have two criticisms of the optic. Flipping the magnifier to the side can be a little awkward since the ring mount is not spring loaded & I wish the eye relief was at least one inch longer. However, the overall quality can not be beat for the price compared to other magnifiers in this class.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Marines Perspective I learned to shoot with iron sight when I went through Marine Boot camp over 20 years ago. At 41 I realized that I there is nothing wrong with getting a little help from a scope. I chose the Burris because a friend of mine had one. The image is clean and crisp. The lens caps are good quality, and I love that you can choose red or green illumination. I took it to the range and was able to zero out of the box with only 10-15 rounds without a bore-siter. My shot groups at 100 yards were pretty tight. I would highly recommend this sight.
Date published: 2015-03-06
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Is the problem with the canted reticle fixed? what was the problem; misprint of the reticle graphic or the mounting solution? thanks

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello, Contrary to posts on forums, the AR prism scopes do not have an inherent canted reticle problem. The reticle cant is by design, ensuring the mount it properly torqued. Once torqued to 65 inch pounds, the optic will be straight.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-08-01

5.56 or 7.62 ammunition, Is that 7.62x39 or 7.62x54? I'm guessing it's mainly setup for 5.56, but I'm wondering how effective the CQ reticle would be "at a distance" on a standard AK47 platform? I have both, AK & AR so either way is good, just wondering..

Asked by: Scotty J
It is for 7.62x51 NATO. It will most likely not match up very well as the 7.62x39 is ballistically inferior specifically at ranges 200+.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-07-27

Very much enjoy shooting with my AR-332, will the AR-Tripler work in conjunction with it?

Asked by: Sereman
Sine the AR332 is already magnified, the tripler will not work with it or any magnified optic.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-07-24

Will this work on my Mossberg 590A1 Heavy Walled shotgun ? Thanks

Asked by: Canis
Yes it will work if you have a rail to mount it on.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-05-24

where is the best location to mount this scope on christiansen arms ca-15 recon?

Asked by: benk
As far to the rear of the receiver as possible.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-05-24

Can this sight be used on high power spring air guns? I don't want to damage it by doing so.

Asked by: MM55X
Yes, all Burris Optics are recoil tested in both directions to account for the punishing recoil of high powered air guns.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-06-04

Can the short pic rails be removed from optic if I was not planning on adding a red dot to it? There appear to be screws visible on each segment but wanted to make sure that any removal was not going to possibly damage the scope.

Asked by: kentkurt
They are removable.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-05-24

What's the best way to apply the 65lbs of torque to the mounting screws-buy a torque wrench or is there a more simple way? 

Asked by: UrbanPeacemaker
I reocmmend a Wheeler FAT Wrench. If you do not want to buy one, your local gun shop would most likely do this for you as a courtesy if they have the tools.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-05-24
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