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™ 3, 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:18.75 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
  • 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
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
Combo Package:None (300210)
Included (300223)
Combo Package Includes AR Sight, FastFire™ 3, 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:18.75 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
  • 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
User Guides
NameTypeModified
AR-536 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
2017 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 26, 2017Download
AR-536™ is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 152.
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 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 Overall quality optic I 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 from Burris 536/Fastfire 3 3 MOA dot 536 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 from Very clear glass We 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 from Great 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 4 out of 5 by from Very nice optic. This optic has lots of nice features such as the black reticle. This is an option some other optics don't offer. Very good controls and easy on the battery. The optic mounted to my AR nicely. Now for the downside... the eye relief. Its terrible! I've got the sight mounted all the way to rear on my rail, and still have to extend my neck to get full field of view. This might be OK for shooters with short arms but definitely a disadvantage for bigger shooters. Also, the warranty is only 1 year, whereas Burris has offered lifetime warranties on other optics. All in all, a score of 4.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read the manual, take the precision screwdriver! I bought this optic along with the red dot on top. Shop sighted it in about 8-9" high and to the right. I held low and left and it hit center at 25 yards. Red dot somewhat closer. Left the screwdriver at home so couldn't adjust the red dot but the turrets could be adjusted with a 5.56 cartridge or even your fingernail or coin. Takes many clicks, though. Also, USE A TORQUE WRENCH on mount or else it may look like the reticle is canted. 13mm six-point socket with an inch-pound 65. That's 7.38 on my bicycle ¼" drive NM torque wrench. It's a lot more than your fingers can do!!
Date published: 2017-02-04
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How can I tell the difference between the Generations of the Burris AR-536 5x 36mm Prism Sight Ballistic CQ Reticle Matte with FastFire II Reflex Red Dot Sight 4 MOA with Picatinny Mount Matte ? Am interested in buying several of these. Thanks !

Asked by: tex52
There really aren't generations per se, just the versions with the old logo and branding.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-02-09

AR 536 Will this optic work on an AR in 6.8 caliber shooting 110 grain round.

Asked by: McDaddy4
Yes it would suit that purpose well.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-02-09

We had a great time sighting in at 50 snd 100 yards, my dad & his buddy couldn't believe we took it 30 or more clicks right however, my question is; where do i buy lens covers? I really need it back on there, love the product.

Asked by: Colt mforgery
30 clicks is only 10MOA, basically 10" at 100 yards.  If you're sighting in at 25 yards, you need 4X as many clicks to adjust.  For example, 4" off at 25 yards is like 16" off at 100 yards so you would need 48 clicks to center the group!  
Answered by: JohnB
Date published: 2017-02-04

why are there many negative reviews of this exspensive scope ar-536 eye relief crooked cross hair short time warranty.

Asked by: dart
The warranty is Forever, just like all of our other optics, sights, and mounts. Typically, the appearance of a canted reticle is caused by the mounting nuts not being tightened to the torque specification of 65 in-lb
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2017-03-17

Will the AR-536 focus clearly at 25 yards so as to see the target and reticle clear

Asked by: TBieri
Yes.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-12-22

I have mounted the 536 about 1'' higher and about 3" to the rear for more comfort on my AR 556--is that going to be a problem? I have not shot it yet and I assume I will have to zero it in again---true?

Asked by: fanguy
If you move the sight, you will likely need to sight-in again to ensure that you know where your bullets are hitting.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2017-01-27

This is feedback from an owner of one of these Prism scopes in regards to the "canted" reticles. The reticles appears canted when viewed from non shooting eye relief, due to the unique prism design. It is in fact perfectly vertical when sighted properly.

Asked by: ILYSB
Thank you for the input
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2017-03-03

Does this model come with flip up covers

Asked by: Giant497
Yes, lens covers and a sunshade are included in the packaging.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2017-01-27
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