AR-332™

Starting at $419-599

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Description
Specs
Shared Features
Unique Features
FAQ
User Guides

The AR-332 is designed for lawmen, military personnel, and competitive shooters who want additional range from a compact, fast-acquisition optic.

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. The entire, rugged design is backed by the Burris Forever Warranty™.

The perfect AR Scope for quick target aquistion, coupled with a bit more range.

 

Item Number:300208
300222
300217
Combo Package:None (300208)
Included (300222)
None (300217)
Combo Package Includes AR Sight, FastFire™ 3, ARD
Magnification:3x
Reticles:Ballistic CQ™ (300208)
Ballistic CQ™ (300222)
Ballistic AR (3X) (300217)
Reticle Color(s):Black, Green, Red (300208)
Black, Green, Red (300222)
Black, Green, Red (300217)
Clear Objective Lens Diameter:32 mm
Finish:Matte
Field of View:32 ft. @ 100 yds.
Mount:Picatinny Rail Base
Close Focus:9 ft.
Eye Relief:2.5 in.
Click Value:1/2 MOA
Height Above Rail to Optic Centerline:1.6 in.
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability:80 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA from center.
Windage Adjustment:80 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA in any direction from center.
Length:5.3 in. (without sunshade or flip-up covers)
Weight:14.2 oz. (300208)
15.70 oz. (300222)
14.2 oz. (300217)
Illumination Control:Rotary dial
Illumination Settings:5 red settings; 5 green settings; off is black
Battery:CR2032
  • The 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 light condition
  • Reticle’s black color setting is available even without battery power
  • Fixed 3x magnification
  • 32 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
  • 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, regardless of shock and vibration
  • Comes with our Burris Forever Warranty
  • Compatible with AR-QD™ Mount with quick-detach design for easy attachment and removal
  • Tactical kit includes AR-332 optic, 3 MOA FastFire™ 3 red dot sight, Anti-Reflection Device, and rugged, reusable carry case (300222 only)
  • Optic only; not kit (300208 only)

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-332 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
2018 Burris Optics CatalogPDFFebruary 1, 2018Download
Description

The AR-332 is designed for lawmen, military personnel, and competitive shooters who want additional range from a compact, fast-acquisition optic.

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. The entire, rugged design is backed by the Burris Forever Warranty™.

The perfect AR Scope for quick target aquistion, coupled with a bit more range.

 

Specs
Item Number:300208
300222
300217
Combo Package:None (300208)
Included (300222)
None (300217)
Combo Package Includes AR Sight, FastFire™ 3, ARD
Magnification:3x
Reticles:Ballistic CQ™ (300208)
Ballistic CQ™ (300222)
Ballistic AR (3X) (300217)
Reticle Color(s):Black, Green, Red (300208)
Black, Green, Red (300222)
Black, Green, Red (300217)
Clear Objective Lens Diameter:32 mm
Finish:Matte
Field of View:32 ft. @ 100 yds.
Mount:Picatinny Rail Base
Close Focus:9 ft.
Eye Relief:2.5 in.
Click Value:1/2 MOA
Height Above Rail to Optic Centerline:1.6 in.
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability:80 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA from center.
Windage Adjustment:80 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA in any direction from center.
Length:5.3 in. (without sunshade or flip-up covers)
Weight:14.2 oz. (300208)
15.70 oz. (300222)
14.2 oz. (300217)
Illumination Control:Rotary dial
Illumination Settings:5 red settings; 5 green settings; off is black
Battery:CR2032
Shared Features
  • The 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 light condition
  • Reticle’s black color setting is available even without battery power
  • Fixed 3x magnification
  • 32 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
  • 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, regardless of shock and vibration
  • Comes with our Burris Forever Warranty
  • Compatible with AR-QD™ Mount with quick-detach design for easy attachment and removal
Unique Features
  • Tactical kit includes AR-332 optic, 3 MOA FastFire™ 3 red dot sight, Anti-Reflection Device, and rugged, reusable carry case (300222 only)
  • Optic only; not kit (300208 only)
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-332 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
2018 Burris Optics CatalogPDFFebruary 1, 2018Download
AR-332™ is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 391.
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 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 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 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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Will this item work with a night vision monocular?

Asked by: jackmncgee
The AR332 and AR536 are not night vision compatible.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-02-13

Is the AR-536 suitable for use on a Sig MPX-C shooting 9mm?

Asked by: jim6918
That would work, but I would recommend the AR-332 instead. The 5X magnification might be a little overkill for a 9mm.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-02-07

I bought the A332 CQ reticle for my Arsenal SAM7SF AK47 7.62X39. Can you provide proper ballistic info for the BDC lines using standard pressure 122 grain ammunition. Thanks

Asked by: consul1
https://ballistics.burrisoptics.com/reticle-analysis#:1
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-01-16

I have an AR 536 whuch i removed from my AR 15 & installed on a Kel Tec SU 16F rifle (similar top rail as AR 15).  Long story short. I bottomed out on ekevation. It still shoots about 20-25 inch high @ 5o mts. How can I fix this issue?

Asked by: Tadosan
Hello! For troubleshooting please visit: https://burris.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-12-21

Is a replacement flip up lens cover available for the AR-332?

Asked by: Mark23
For parts please visit our support portal. Hello! https://burris.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-12-21

I purchased a AR-536 Prism sight earlier this year. I have it mounted on an AR platform chambered in 5.56. The first time I shot it was at 50 yrds. I was able to adjust for elevation but optic would not adjust for windage at all. Any suggestions.

Asked by: Ken M
Hello! For troubleshooting please visit: https://burris.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-12-21

How do you mount the ar-332 on a carry handle to compensate for the short eye relief?

Asked by: Bigtrack
There is unfortunately no way to compensate for it when on a carry handle. It is far easier to use if you collapse your stock.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-12-21

I removed  AR 536 from my AR 15 & mounted it on my new Kel Tec SU 16F (similar to my AR 15 rail). However, I bottomed out elevation trying to sight it in. It is shooting about 15-20 inch high. What. can I do to fix this problem?

Asked by: Tadosan
As the Keltec SU 16 barrel sits lower in the receiver than on your AR 15, depending on the range in which the optic is being sighted in at, the optic could potentially not have enough adjustment to zero on target. Try zeroing at an extended or longer range such as 100 yards.
Answered by: TeamBurris4
Date published: 2017-12-04
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