AR-536

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Made specifically for close-quarter engagement with an AR, these compact prism sights allow for nanosecond target acquisition in the lowest-light scenarios. When it’s go-time, the variety of magnifications ensures lawmen, military and competitive shooters can accurately cover any distance.

Made for competitive shooters, law enforcement personnel, and military operators. Provides additional range from a compact, fast-acquisition optic. Rugged construction withstands recoil, abuse and all types of weather. Includes lens covers to protect from dirt and debris

  • Fixed 5x magnification with a 36 mm objective
  • 3 reticle color settings: red, green, and black
  • 5 red and 5 green illuminated settings
  • Available tactical kit includes AR-536 optic, 3-MOA FastFire™ 3 red dot sight, Anti-Reflection Device, and rugged, reusable carry case

MSRP: $419

Compatible Reticles

Ballistic CQ™
Designed for competitive shooting and tactical situations

Available On: AR-332 and AR-536
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Specifications

Item Number
Description
Reticles
Reticle Color(s)
Kit
Combo Package
Magnification
Clear Objective Lens Diameter
Finish
Field of View
Mount
Close Focus
Eye Relief
Click Value
Height Above Rail to Optic Centerline
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability
Windage Adjustment
Parallax/Focus
Length
Weight
Illumination Control
Illumination Settings
Battery
300210
Ballistic CQ™
Black, Green, Red
no
No
5x
36 mm
Matte
20 ft
Picatinny mount
25 ft
2.5-3.5 in
1/3 MOA
1.6 in
70 MOA
70 MOA
Fixed 100 yards
5.8 in
18.75 oz
Rotary dial
5 red settings; 5 green settings; off is black
CR2032
300218
Ballistic 5X
Black, Green, Red
no
No
5x
36 mm
Matte
20 ft
Picatinny mount
25 ft
2.5-3.5 in
1/3 MOA
1.6 in
70 MOA
70 MOA
Fixed 100 yards
5.8 in
18.75 oz
Rotary dial
5 red settings; 5 green settings; off is black
CR2032
300223
Ballistic CQ™
Black, Green, Red
yes
YES
5x
36 mm
Matte
20 ft
Picatinny mount
25 ft
2.5-3.5 in
1/3 MOA
1.6 in
70 MOA
70 MOA
Fixed 100 yards
6.25 in
20.25 oz
Rotary dial
5 red settings; 5 green settings; off is black
CR2032
Name
AR Tripler Manual
Type
 PDF
Modified
October 29, 2015
 
Name
AR Tripler & Pivot Manual
Type
 PDF
Modified
October 29, 2015
 
Name
AR-536 Manual
Type
 PDF
Modified
October 29, 2015
 
Name
AR-332 Manual
Type
 PDF
Modified
October 29, 2015
 
Name
New for 2022 | Burris Optics
Type
 PDF
Modified
May 23, 2022
 
AR-536 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 315.
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 CANTED reticle fix- DIY To all the complaints about A CANTED reticle, you see those two tightening knobs on the left of your mount? Get a wrench and actually tighten down on them. This fixes your canted reticle. It's by design. And I can see by Google's predictive suggestions when you start typing "canted reticle", that Vortex, Primary Arms, and ACOG users have also had this same problem. Those are all also Prism style scopes, meaning it's not the device, it's a user error when not mounting with enough torque. I'm also guilty, but upon seeing A BURRIS Rep's reply to another complaint about the CANTED reticle, I tried their suggestion, and it worked.
Date published: 2018-06-11
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 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 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
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 4 out of 5 by from First impressions So I got this scope initially for its sturdy and tactical look on my new AR. It delivers on both counts. What I already knew at the store was that the reticle border(a black or lighted circle) was a little bit much for me. I looked at a competing scope though and it had no reticle at all, but was purely red dot. Couldn't even think of an acog so I went with the scope. So far I've gotten a fair and consistent zero and have been accurate at the indoor range. I look forward to putting it through its paces outdoors soon as it seems that natural light aids in the sight picture. Seems like a keeper.
Date published: 2015-05-01
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Is the riser removable to allow a low picatinny mount? I noticed that this optic extends further back than many other prisms. Is there enough eye relief for use on a bolt action rifle? Thanks.

Asked by: godawgs
There isn't a way to make it lower, as part of the mount is integral to the sight. There likely would not be enough eye relief for a bolt action unless it had an adjustable stock.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-10-13

I've got an AR-536 that I want to attach it to a carry handle AR. I can't find the attaching screw. Is it available by it's self? If so how do I go about purchasing it>

Asked by: Olehippie
We'll send you a new one! Please go here to get started: https://burris.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-09-08

I just purchased the AR 332 today bc I found it on sell. The only question I have is about the warranty. So like 5/10years down the road, of anything ever malfunctions on the sight and you no longer make the model I purchased, what happens?

Asked by: Kingav120
If we no longer make the product needing a replacement, we'll replace it with the current item most like the one you sent in. We'll contact you first if we don't have anything similar, and then we can discuss a replacement that would work for your needs. Thanks for choosing Burris!
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-08-25

AR-332 vs RT-3 How to choose the right one? Pros/Cons for each. Last, do both have autoshut off?

Asked by: Mike269
The RT-3 will have superior eye relief and illumination controls, as well as a finer reticle. The AR-332 is still a very viable option, but it is quite dated. Neither of them will have an auto shutoff.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-05-05

Where can I get new front and rear covers for my AR536? Mine won't stay closed, annoying me!

Asked by: Vwfast67
We can send you some replacements. Please go here to get started: https://burris.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-05-05

Is the reticle there and useable without being turned on ?

Asked by: Scscotto
Absolutely, these feature a glass etched reticle.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-01-11

Will the tripler work with the rt-3 

Asked by: Wilkeyway
In theory this could work, but in practice it is less than ideal. You can end up with a lot of distortion. They aren't really intended to be used that way.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-12-22

Is this optic ITAR certified? Can it be shipped or exported out of the US? I have one for sale on Ebay and a potential buyer had asked if it can be shipped to Australia. Google hasn't been much help.

Asked by: Wolfie
These are ITAR regulated and it would be unlawful to send there without proper paperwork.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-01-25
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