RT-6 Riflescope 1-6x24mm

Speed reigns supreme in three-gun competition. So if you want  to compete, you better be fast on the target and fast  to  shoot.  Race inspired and tactical  strong, the new RT-6™ is built for speed, accuracy  and easy handling.  Guaranteed to shave seconds off the clock.

  • Shorter than most 1-4x scopes for quicker, easier handling
  • The 6x zoom has true 1x setting for eyes open engagement.
  • Ballistic AR™ mil reticle with trajectory compensation out to 600 yards
  • The warranty is forever.

MSRP #200472 : $419

Compatible Reticles

Ballistic AR
MIL based with trajectory out to 600 yards, plus center circle for very fast target acquisition at close ranges

Available On: RT-6
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Item Number
Knob Style
Objective Lens Diameter
Clear Objective Lens Diameter
Ocular Lens Diameter
Focal Plane
Main Tube Size
Field of View
Eye Relief
Exit Pupil
Click Value
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability
Windage Adjustment
Adjustable Parallax
Illumination Control
Illumination Settings
Ballistic AR
Matte Black
Capped Tactical
106-18.5 in.
11.5-5.2 mm
1/2 MOA
80 MOA
80 MOA
10.3 in.
17.4 oz
Rotary dial; intermediate "battery saver" stops
11 brightness settings
RT Riflescopes
RT-6 Manual
July 12, 2017
2020 Burris Optics Catalog
February 10, 2020
RT-6 Riflescope 1-6x24mm is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with scope I have had it a few months and used it in three IPSC rifle competitions. I love the clarity, the reticle and just about everything else. Would prefer meter BDC reticle rather than yards since I use the metric system, but not a big problem. Needed to find the zero distance to match the BDC in metric. The ballistic service website helped a lot.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nonexistent turret clicks Optic was messed up right out the box. Windage and elevation clicks where nonexistent. Very difficult to sight in as result.
Date published: 2020-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Possibly the best value at this price today. Haven't used them all, but I've handled quite a few shooting multigun every month for several years. Was out on the range yesterday comparing this to a couple other optics similarly priced (more expensive by a couple hundred bucks in one case) from other brands. This has a wider field of view at 1x, sharper glass at the edges, and a built in throw lever - it's just more for the money. And I have yet to see better for $350. Any of the negative reviewers on here can me theirs. I have also suggested this to friends with the same excellent results. No doubt technology will jump ahead in the coming years with the push for more magnification in LPVOs going full tilt right now, but as of 2020, this is a great option if it's in your price range. I think it might be a great option against scopes all the way up to about $600.
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic and works with astigmatism There are lots of pros to this scope, and I have yet to find something to complain about. Good price Not too big Clear glass Simple to use controls Quick and easy to engage targets at different distances Reticle works even if the battery dies Easy to use reticle that isn’t too busy This was my first LPVO and I won’t need to upgrade.
Date published: 2020-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Thank god local gun dealer has integrity When Igor it home the reticle didn’t work so thank god my local gun dealer bills outpost in maryville Tn took it back since it had only been 3 days so the new one works I understand it was only 375 tax included for scope but for a working man that’s a lot but I do like the scope so we will see how it goes
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BDC Spot On! Great Scope for the Money Have been nothing but happy with this scope. Using Burris's ballistics reticle calculator I sighted in for 50 yards. After a few range sessions at 100 yards I got invited to shoot at a buddy's house with a 500 yard range. Skipping from 100 yards all the way out to 500 sounded like a blast with my 18" Ruger MPR. Using cheap 55 grain IWI 5.56 I laid prone and held dead on the 500 yard crosshair. The first shot rang the steel about 4" from center and I was amazed that I had just achieved a first shot hit at 500 yards! The next 5 straight shots were also hits and in the end I hit 8 out of 10 times. After gaining some confidence from that range session I took the same rifle and ammo to a 600 yard range and had no problem nailing steel again! I am overly impressed with this scope especially for how spot on the reticle is with cheap 55grain ammo that you can find at Walmart. Pretty cool that you do not need match ammo and precise dope to get first shot hits at considerable distance.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope Love this scope, took 10 shot to zero it in. Very clear lens has a shut off between illuminations settings which is great . Came with Fast fire III red dot on top of scope. Have this on my ar-15 very happy with it recommend it to everyone
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding performance!!! Fantastic Optic! Fast Target Acquisition! Superb Clarity! Only objections if any at all would be...........the scope should come with some type of cover or lens cloth to clean & protect the glass.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Truly impressed with scope. Clear and quality scope . Love the design and the function. Wish I could get another one and replace my other scopes
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Iv had been looking at different scopes for a while trying to figure out what would be the best bang for my buck and fell in love with this one
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from quick acquisition I bought this three days ago opened it up checked the alumination on mid power low light terrible bleed out
Date published: 2019-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Factory defect??? Red spot between 4 and 5 o'clock Bought RT6. Exchanged. Replacement had same issue
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit for socom16 Nice scope, takes a bit to get the field of view correct.
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never again ! I have been at my limits with this scope? I bought two burris scopes and one I believe is perfect for my eyes, It keeps me in a 1 inch group at 200 yards and that is more than I expected for a scope costing less than $200.00 The other scope, an RT6 was pushing $400.00 and I would just about trade it for an ole sitting hen? It is not for me in any way! It is impossible to get any kind of group with, It has adjustments, But I do not think they work properly, and the scope in bright light is the worst scope I have ever tried to focus with? I would not recommend it to anyone for any type of shooting! I would send it back?, But I know they would probably just send another one just like it. I have thrown it in the drawer with other over rated items, with a guarantee that hasn't delivered as promised? And I have sworn there will be no more burris scopes because of the guarantee? Why would anyone want a replacement of anything they don't want? I would recommend the fulfield 11 for any type of hunting, It is a very good scope, with great clarity. The RT6 in my opinion is simply an item I wish I could forget. That is my opinion only, and the scope might have a problem that gives me this opinion?, But I have a feeling it is overpriced, over rated, and the guarantee is only as good as where you bought it? I also will not be shopping there again over this scope. That's it, Believe or don't? That is your call! A.A.Channon
Date published: 2017-09-17
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I understand that the RT-6 was designed for 5.56, but I would like to use it on 308 if possible.  Would the BDC reticle still work on a 308?  Are there instructions that would show how to use that reticle for 308?  Thanks in advance.

Asked by: Bfscob
It will likely not match up too closely. But what I recommend is to run it in our Ballistic Tools app to see where it shakes out. https://ballistics.burrisoptics.com/reticle-analysis
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-08-16

Will the RT-6 continue to be produced? It’s unavailable on Amazon. I’d like it to be my next optic, and I don’t think I’m alone. 

Asked by: ES31
RT-6 scopes are currently shipping. The backorder is being worked through slowly but surely. You should be seeing them at your dealers shortly.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-10

I bought an RT-6. What butler creek caps fit this scope?

Asked by: 72Christopher
The 02a seems to fit nice and snug. The other end however requires a larger diameter than the 16 offers
Answered by: 89Daveo
Date published: 2020-05-09

Etched reticle? In the event that the battery dies/illum fails, will the reticle still be visible in black? Thanks!

Asked by: ES31
That is correct.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-03-25

Will the work on an ar10 308?

Asked by: Josh2
Yes it will!
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-03-08

I was hoping to find out when the Burris RT6 combo with mount and Fasrfire III stock will be replenished and available for purchase . I have had it backordered from Optics Planets for over a 2 months.

Asked by: Ready to try
RT-6 scopes are currently shipping, and the numbers will be increasing as we reach summer.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-03-25

All stores still show back order or not available. Amazon included. Any idea on when these scopes will be available again?

Asked by: Monty45
To Burris support.  You guys have been saying that for a while. I have had one on backorder for a long time. The answer is always soon shortly but I have still been waiting over 4 weeks  with the answer being soon and shortly. I don’t know how to interpret that answer.  
Answered by: Alcai415
Date published: 2018-06-06

Is this scope still available? I’ve talked to several dealers and they say they can’t find any.

Asked by: Deallen6433
I have had one on back order for over a month. Burris posts said they should be shipping soon. But I don’t know what soon means to them. 
Answered by: Alcai415
Date published: 2018-05-31

Hello. I bought one burris rt6 scope an year ago on ebay, but afterthat i cant find it on amazon or ebay. Where can i buy 1 again? Thanks

Asked by: Metskuchio
They should be back in stock shortly at your favorite online retailer!
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-05-31

It's May 2018... should I expect this optic to show back up for purchase anytime soon? ;)

Asked by: CCampbell80
YES! We have begun shipping the RT-6 again, in small batches. Over the next few weeks you should start to see larger orders shipping and the scope showing as "in stock" at your favorite dealer.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-05-16

Where is this scope made?

Asked by: Greg1911
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-11-07

How is the optic quality of RT-6 vs. XTR II 1-5x24? I am going to buy one and I don't know if xtr II has a better quality of the glass.

Asked by: Robin baek
The XTR II will have a higher grade of glass than the RT-6.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-07-31

How big is the center dot, and how much will cover the target at 100 Uds?

Asked by: Firito
Hello! Here are all the specs of the Ballistic AR reticle. https://www.burrisoptics.com/reticles/ballistic-ar-5x
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-07-31

Is the RT6 parallax free?

Asked by: RPW55
The RT-6 is parallax free to 100 yards.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-12-21

If I purchase the Burris ar pepr scope mount for this, which one is recommended? The 1in or the 30mm?

Asked by: 82407
The RT-6 will require the 30mm PEPR mount.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-12-19

I love my new optic but I would like an Anti Reflection Device, is there one that can be attached to the RT6? I have PN 200475.

Asked by: Repair
Burris does not manufacture an ARD for the RT-6.
Answered by: TeamBurris4
Date published: 2017-12-04

What would be the minimum mounting ring height that would work with the RT6?

Asked by: JohnnyKF
The information you have requested will be dictated by the firearm in use. If placing on an MSR platform, a Burris PEPR mount would be the correct choice for that application.
Answered by: TeamBurris4
Date published: 2020-03-25

very much interested in this rt 6 scope. i was wondering if the cross hairs would be thinner than the vortex strike eagles cross hairs. not sure myself how .5 moa to1.25 mil would be . which is thinner.thx

Asked by: gino
According to Vortex, the subtension measurement for the line thickness in the Strike Eagle reticle is .6 moa [for the vertical holdover tree]. The lines in the RT6 scope appear to be .125 mils thick. I believe the subtension table for the RT6 is incorrect - measurement G and F seem to be transposed. The value of "G" should be .125, not 1.25 mils. If you do the conversion of 1 moa = .3 mils, then .125 mils = .41 moa. Since the SE has .6 moa lines, the RT6 lines would be about 1/3 thinner than the ones on the SE. Team Burris may correct me on this, but I think that is the correct comparison ratio between the two.
Answered by: Johneee
Date published: 2019-03-24

Is the RT6 parallax fre?

Asked by: RPW55
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2018-03-25

What is my best option for a min 14 I just picked up? I have a Burris fullfield lrs with ff on an ak47. I think my longest shot probably is a 250 to 300 yrs shot but mostly 50 to 150 yrs. Deer hog & varmint

Asked by: Foghawg
The RT-6 and a set of Ruger to Weaver Base Adapters will work great on your mini 14.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-11-05

What bullet and velocity is the reticle calibrated to?

Asked by: AKJD
It is an average based on the current NATO loadings of the 5.56 cartridge.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-11-06

Are there dust covers or sunshades available for the rt6 ?

Asked by: Bprecon
The RT-6 uses Butler Creek Sizes 02A and 16.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-03-24

Regarding the RT-6, compared to all brands in a similar approximate price range with products of similar features and sometimes less magnification (Steiner, Leupold, Nikon, Vortex) why does Burris not give more detailed tech. information?

Asked by: PDriscol
Hello, We are happy to hear your feedback. Please shoot us an email at customerservice@burrisoptics.com. We would like to hear what additional information you think would be helpful. Thanks for your feedback, and have a great day!
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-11-07

Would this scope work on a SCAR 17, Will it match up with a .308? It' fits in my budget right now, and seams to have most of the features of the higher priced ones. I can't afford $1500.00.

Asked by: Jim22
Yes it will work fine on a SCAR. To see how the reticle works with your cartridge, please visit: https://ballistics.burrisoptics.com/reticle-analysis#:1
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-03-25

I currently have the MTAC 1.5-6 but the center dot of the Ballistic CQ reticle is too big for longer-range targets. Is the center dot of the RT-6 reticle significantly smaller than that of the CQ? Also, are the lenses of the RT-6 fully multi-coated?

Asked by: Zeke24
The dot on the RT-6 cover 1/2 MOA. The center dot on the Ballistic CQ covers 2.3". All Burris Optics are fully multi-coated.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-03-25

Can u get target turrets for my rt6

Asked by: Chrisw
The RT-6 comes with target turrets standard.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-11-17

Is the RT6 waterproof and fog-proof?

Asked by: SamW
Yes it absolutely is.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-11-17

Can you tell me where the glass is made and where the scope is assembled?

Asked by: pwiethe
The RT-6 scope is manufactured and assembled in the Philippines.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-11-17

I will be purchasing the AR P.E.P.R. 30mm QD mount for the RT-6. I noticed that the P.E.P.R. mount has a Z version. What is the difference between regular and Z mount?

Asked by: JRS III
The Z version will have removable cant, however it has not quite been released yet.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-09-30

Can this be used on my Troy PAR in .338 federal ?

Asked by: Ditty
Absolutely! All Burris Optics are rated to withstand recoil beyond .50 BMG in both directions of recoil.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-10-20
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