Burris Optics AR-536 5X Prism Scope - Ballistic CQ Reticle
The AR-536 prism sight is a tough, compact, close quarters optic designed for tactical carbines. With 5x magnification and an illuminated Ballistic CQ reticle, it provides quick target acquisition for close-in or fast moving targets. Features easy-to-use bullet drop compensation for accurate shots out to 600 yards. At 100 yards, the sight delivers a generous field-of-view of 20 feet.
The AR-536 is waterproof, shockproof, and fogproof with fully multi-coated lenses for brightness and clarity. Choose from three reticle presentations, black, red, or green. When powered down, the reticle is black; illuminated settings offer red or green color with five power settings each. The sight includes a sunshade, as well as flip-up lens covers.
- 5x magnification
- Ballistic CQ Reticle
- Matte finish
- Nitrogen purged
- Field of View: 20 ft. @ 100 yds
- Picatinny Rail Base
- Click value: 1/3 MOA
- Rotary illumination control
- Illumination Settings: 5 red settings; 5 green settings
- Powered by (1) CR2032 battery
- Runtime: High/200 hours, Medium/500 hours
- Center height: 1.65"
- Length: 5.8"
- Weight: 18.75 oz
- Burris Forever Warranty
Ratings & Reviews
Good scope overall...
by dice roller
Good compact scope in the price range I could afford (and it was on sale). I received the scope and it had a canted reticle. Burris was great and replaced it in a reasonable time frame. The eye relief is about 3", which is longer than most ACOGs. The scope is bright and clear. I really like the large lens but it adds a considerable amount of weight. The center dot covers 2.4" at 100yds so if you want extreme precision, this may not be your scope. I shoot paper targets and cans and it works great for me. The illumination is bright during the day but may be too bright for night shooting even on the lowest setting. Using the scope without illumination also worked well. One dislike is that the illumination can be seen from the objective lens end, but since I have no plans to engage in warfare I should be ok. Overall it seems very durable and quality in spite of the overseas manufacturing. I've only shot it out to 100 yards so far so I'll have to follow up later.
by C. Lui
Not sure what happened to all the reviews on this scope. But they're gone. Well, this is my follow up review of this scope. It's been about a year now. I'm still a bit bummed that some grease or thick oil dripped inside on the prism. It was after warranty when I noticed it. The good news is that it does not block my view in the optics. Other than that the scope has been great. It holds zero. The reticle / BDC is very accurate out to 400 yards. Have not tried it out further out with the 5.56 ammo.
WTF Burris? Very dissapointed!
by Oscar Mike
These are my honest thoughts on the Burris AR-536 5x. Burris optics have all served me well over time except this...thing. It seems to be advertised towards AR owners due to its name, ACOG mount option and its height above rail, but it is FAR from ideal for an AR or even an AK. The eye relief is WAY to close for most guns and parallax is bad, even for a Prism. It doesn't seem like Burris knew what they were doing on this product. It seems sturdy and durable, but what seems like a good Trijicon alternative ultimately is NOT.
<br>PS: I also received what looked to be a Used or Refurbished optic. The reticle was canted about 5 degrees ccw, the body had scratches and scuffs that someone tried but failed to buff out, the area around the adjustments was scratched up(as if too big a screwdriver was used to adjust) one of the 4 screws was a mismatched(silver that someone used a sharpie to make look black) and the mount looked like it had been cranked down a few times.
Have owned this optic for almost 3 years. Replaced original mount with a Larue Trijicon ACOG mount. I find it to be excellent for its price point on my PTR 91. Not sure what others are complaining about concerning eye relief. Almost double in comparison to a Mil issue Trijicon TA31. Has held zero with the Larue mount from day one. Countless removals and reinstalls. Zero remains. Would buy again in a second.
Lowest brightness on red was too bright when near dark out.
Everything about it was great EXCEPT lowest brightness on red was too bright when near dark out. I would have preferred 10 levels of red with greater range over 5 Red, 5 Green.