AR-536™

Starting at $479-659

Reticles

Description
Specs
Shared Features
Unique Features
Downloads

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
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 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
AR TriplerPDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR Tripler & Pivot User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR-556PDFOctober 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 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
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 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
AR TriplerPDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR Tripler & Pivot User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR-556PDFOctober 29, 2015Download
AR-332 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
2016 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 18, 2016Download
AR-536™ is rated4.5315 out of 5 by 111.
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 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 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 5 out of 5 by fromWarranty sounds to good to be true!I bought a Sig M400 a few weeks ago and the scope came on it. The picture is very clear, eye relief is a little short. After reading the reviews and finding out about Burris lifetime warranty I will probably never buy another brand of scope.
Date published: 2015-09-05
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I don't know if i'm looking over it but is the 5x magnification fixed or can I pull that back so that i'm looking through little to no magnification? I'd like to ask the same question for the 332 3x magnification

Asked by: RyanColoLEO
Both are fixed magnification, but have included rails to mount a FF2 or FF3 to the top.  The FF's will provide the 1x magnification you're looking for.
Answered by: Hammz
Date published: 2016-02-10

What does 1/3 MOA translate to in inches at 100 yards? I did not receive an owners manual with my scope.

Asked by: I Luv Recoil
I believe it means approximately 1/3 of an inch for each click at 100 yards. 3 clicks would equal approx 1 inch
Answered by: sd2924
Date published: 2016-02-03

Using Sig Sauer 716 (7.62x51), how many yards would be best to zero with these sights? I've heard 25, 36, and a full 100yds.

Asked by: Rjoe025
If I'm not mistaken if you sight it for 50 yards after arc the 5.56 round falls back in the same spot at 200 yards
Answered by: Ogre
Date published: 2015-12-23

Does the AR-536 co-witness through a standard AR front site?

Asked by: Allan
No it does not my dad has this scope on his s&w m&p ar with the standard ar front sight and you do not see it in the scope 
Answered by: Pryor
Date published: 2016-01-22

How well will this reticle work for a rifle chambered in 300 blackout?

Asked by: dave7452
Please contact technical services for assistance with reticles.
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2015-10-18

Is the AR-536 rated for .308 rifles?

Asked by: jefthro
We test all of our optics with over 1000 Gs of force which simulates recoil beyond that of a .50 BMG.
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2015-11-05

Does the AR536 come with a Lifetime Warranty?

Asked by: Itchy
Every Burris optic is covered by the Burris Forever Warranty™. We will repair or replace your Burris optic if it is damaged or defective. The warranty is automatically transferred to future owners. No repair or replacement charge No warranty card needed No receipt needed No questions asked
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2016-01-29

Is this sight night vision compatible?

Asked by: Sharkbite69
The first 2 illumination settings are suitable for NODS.
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2015-12-25
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