RT-5 Prism Sight

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Acquire close to mid-range targets quickly with the new Burris RT-5 Prism Sight designed specifically for tactical and competition shooters. The one-piece aluminum body is compact, lightweight, and rugged. The 5X magnification Ballistic reticle provides fine aiming lines for elevation, windage, and holdover compensation for precise shot placement at a distance.

  • Lightweight for better balance
  • The Ballistic AR reticle for mid to long-range targets
  • Large field-of-view for greater situational awareness
  • Automatic shut-off for extended battery life
  • 7 Illumination settings; 4 daytime / 3 Night Vision

MSRP: $539

Compatible Reticles

Ballistic 5X
Ballistic 5X | Burris Optics

Available On: RT-5 Prism Sight
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Ballistic 5X | Burris Optics


Item Number
Reticle Color(s)
Combo Package
Clear Objective Lens Diameter
Field of View
Close Focus
Eye Relief
Click Value
Height Above Rail to Optic Centerline
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability
Windage Adjustment
Illumination Control
Illumination Settings
Ballistic 5X
25 mm
2.6 in
70 MOA
70 MOA
4.25 in
9.5 oz
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RT-5 Prism Sight is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality This is a very nice optic. I mounted it on my PSAK Pistol 7.62x39. I removed the high mount and installed the low mount to co witness with the factory sights. Dead on out the box, I love it when that happens. I have put over 200 rounds down range so far. I'm taking accurate shots at 100 yards (4"-6" steel targets). This is a 10" AK barrel ment for close combat. 4" and 6" steel at 100 yards i think is impressive. I have an LWRC R.E.P.R with a 2.5-20 nightforce if I want to shoot past 100 yards. With the Burris RT1 I trust the name, the quality is evident, and it is maintaining point of impact. I feel confident to take this as my optic. You can't ask for a better warranty. Bravo!!!
Date published: 2022-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great in every way. Exceptional sight by any standards. Clarity is top shelf. Ocular and objectives are nice and generous in diameter. The photo below doesn't do justice. The recticle may seem smaller at first, but a few minutes of acclimation solves that. But again, the clarity is tops. Reticle brightness in sunlight was usable, but the low settings are very well choosen for lower light conditions. Overall, the low weight, smaller form factor, excellent sight picture and price will hopefully make this RT3 a legend.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great idea, forward thinking instead of rehashing I have tried a couple things on my AR builds over the years. Decided to try the fad of LPVO's. While they have all been pretty good I just can't get over adding 14-20 oz of scope and another 3-6 oz with a mount. I tried various combos and got a LPVO setup down to low 20oz. That is still a lot of weight on top of a lightweight 16" AR. I have tried various Prism sights 3-4x, the weight being less, I found I actually preferred this set up. When I saw this announced at SHOT 2020, I was waiting for some initial reviews, nothing............. Then I caught a posting on AR15 forum where someone took the plunge and loved it, then another, all reporting good initial thoughts. So I snagged myself, I got to say that I am surprised this has not been tried before. This is absolutely PERFECT! A 3x prism sight the size of a common micro Red dot, a wide field of view, super lightweight, and great glass for the price range. The reticle while maybe a little smaller that I have used it other 3-4x scopes it was the same size as the Steiner I had tried. 5.56/7.62 BDC reticles don't always work as using different combos of ammo the BDC is useless, you got to learn what you shoot and how it is hitting at what ranges. I combined this 3x with fixed 45 degree sights, makes a perfect all around performer. I don't understand people expecting to take their 5.56 past 500 yds. At 3x this is perfect for hunting distance at 50-100 yds, or perfect for hitting a man sized target up to 400 yrds. BURRIS is the only one that has a 3x prism this size, weight and features. You need to get the word out BURRIS! My negatives which are not that negative, just little peeves. I have 3 things that would make this a 5 star product; 1.) make the reticle only light up the center dot and horseshoe, 2.) I hate buttons, give me a rotary dial, 3.) give me the ability to change mounts or do a quality QD mount instead.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The little scope that could 04/24/22 - So ended up selling it. It is still all I have below, but the reticle was just too small. Went with the Primary Arms 2.5x compact. Double the size, but you cannot beat the ACCS reticle. So I got this for my home defense AR pistol. It works amazing out of the box. I was scared that with my glasses and old eyes I would not be able to get a view due to the close eye-relief. Turns out this is not a problem. With both eyes open, and the etched reticle just comes into focus as you do room sweeps. The 3x magnification is fantastic for CQ. The glass is very clear, and the field of view is phenomenal. If you are in the market for a fixed 3x prism this is it.
Date published: 2022-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’ve been waiting years for this optic The first optic I bought for my carbine length AR was a LPVO and instantly regretted the decision. It had its advantages but the size and weight made my rifle feel unwieldy even when I mounted it on my 20” AR. I wanted a low power fixed optic with illumination for red dot like utility, 5” or under in length without the depleted uranium weight of a prism scope. Such an optic didn’t exist so, I resigned to buying a red dot, but the thought of eventually adding an ungainly magnifier turned me off to the whole idea. Then I fortunately stumbled across the rt-3. I just returned from the range and I am left wondering why Burris isn’t marketing this more. The glass is clear enough that I stopped noticing it, FOV is amazing, the reticle naturally centers the eye, and most importantly, the weight of the rt-3 is imperceptible. Rifle balance was the same as when shooting with irons. Plenty of eye relief to aim comfortably with stock fully extended. Burris should be singing it’s praises to the hills. It’s superior to the vortex gen 2 prism because of its more forgiving eyebox. Yes, I mounted it all the way back and had to remove my rear sight, but I’m also not on duty or in theatre. Even if I was I’d still feel confident with this little beauty. Thanks for making my dream carbine optic
Date published: 2021-06-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked great until it stopped turning on I bought the rt-1 a couple of months ago. It worked great, zeroed in fairly quickly, but I went to do some target practice yesterday and it wouldn't turn on. I figured maybe it was the battery, even though it was only a couple of months old. I replaced battery and still nothing. Such a let down. I was about to buy the Burris AR Trippler, but now I'm kind of concerned about the quality of their products. Hopefully they stand true to the forever warranty.
Date published: 2022-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits the bill! Took a bit of sighting in but one on target it is flawless!
Date published: 2022-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice specs, but finicky eye box. Compact size and light weight compared to most other 3x prism sights. Optical quality is good. Tight eye box and fixed height give me problems when mounting to an AR with fixed stock (carbine length) - I can't get my cheek close enough or high enough to shoot comfortably. Moved this to a different style rifle (Mech-Tech) with a longer rail and different cheek weld, and it's much easier to use. Might be as much to do with the shape of my face as the optic itself.
Date published: 2022-03-23
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Will this red dot sight stand up to the heavy recoil of a 45-70 rifle?

Asked by: Michael 220
Yes they're rated top .50BMG
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-09-15

Are scope caps available for this?

Asked by: Michael 220
These will come with a set of lens covers. If you need a new set we can absolutely help with that. Please go here to get started: https://burris.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-09-15

how do i mount to mossberg 500 shot gun?

Asked by: ryanryan
You'll need a picatinny rail on the shotgun.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-07-19

Will low extreme tactical scope rings (420180) work with the 2-7X32 Burris scout scope & mount up properly on my M1A Scout Squad?    Will there be enough clearance?

Asked by: Jaybirdhabkirk
Yes those will be ok to use.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-07-13

Does this have etched glass in case the battery dies.

Asked by: Biggbill54
That's correct, these have an etched reticle.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-10-27

Does the RT-3 only come with a red reticle or is green an option also? Thanks

Asked by: PAJeff
The RT sights at this time only offer red.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-04-27

Is the unit night vision adjustable

Asked by: Fishy
These are night vision compatible.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-01-27

How do I adjust the sight in order to zero it in?

Asked by: Buckeye brian
The sight has turrets used for sighting in.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-02-21
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