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Burris AR-536 Prism Sight 5X Ballistic/CQ Reticle Tactical Red Dot Sight
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This is probaly the best dot scope out there for the money.Put it on my 6.8...
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BURRIS AR-536

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on February 11, 2014
I GOT THE AR-536 BECOUSE I COULDNT AFFORD THE ACOG THAT I WANTED BUT IF I KNEW IT WAS MADE IN CHINA I WOULD HAVE SAVED MY MONEY. THE EYE RELIFE SUX. BAD FOV.THE RED AND GREEN OPTICS MAKES IT HARD TO SEE THE BDC DOTS BECOUSE OF THE GLARE. I HAVEN HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE IT TO THE RANGE BUT IM SHURE I WILL SELL IT FOR CHEAP AND GO WITH THE ACOG AND A RMR REFLEX SITE. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.PS- PAY ATTENTION I HAVE FOUND THAT BUCK KNIFES AND ALOT OF OTHER HUNTING STUFF I GREW UP WITH IS SELLING OUT TO CHINA.SO MANY PEOPLE NEED JOBS IN THIS COUNTRY AND OUR FAVORITE COMPANYS ARE SELLING OUT TO THE BIGEST COMUNIST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. I THINK CHINA OWNS MORE OF THE USA THAN WE DO..
Pros: CAN USE WITHOUT BATTERY
Cons: NOT SURE YET...
Would recommend: No
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B+ Scope

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on November 30, 2013
Decent scope. Good glass, I like the reticle.

Poor eye relief and heavy
Pros: Price for 5x magnification, really nice and clear glass
Cons: Poor eye relief...
Would recommend: Yes
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Burris AR-536

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, PA Written on October 2, 2013
Perfect optic!
Pros: Well let me start things off by saying that I am a Police Officer so I am familiar with ARs and optics for them. I just sold my ACOG TA11 and purchased this Burris and all I can say is wow! I liked the ACOG by did not love it. This Burris is an absolute gem. Not only is the reticle crystal clear and the glass excellent, the 5 color settings for each green/red are excellent. The higher settings were perfect for sunny days while the lower settings are great for night or low light conditions. I don't think you could find a better optic for the money. Well done Burris.
Cons: I don't have any cons, I will say however, that a 5X magnification is not meant for close quarter combat, I knew that before purchasing the optic so it's a non-issue. If you want a close quarter optic, mount a reflex on the scope, best of both worlds....
Would recommend: Yes
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hunterjack

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, CA Written on September 27, 2013
Functioned as expected. Very good value for the money. Put 170 rounds through my AR15 with no problems. During the bright daylight the black recital worked best.
Pros: Value
Cons: Wished it had variable power....
Would recommend: Yes
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Burris AR-536

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on May 22, 2013
I love this scope, as good as it say it should be. You have the options of red, green illumination or no illumination and it will still work using the black circle. Well built. The only one concern; when the scope is on my rifle, it will not fit into my gun safe, and to overcome that I need to buy the quick release return to zero scope mount.
Pros: Price, Useability, Looks
Cons: Um let me think!...
Would recommend: Yes
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A-536

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NY Written on January 13, 2013
Was crooked in mountfustrating but an easy fix. Eye relief is not great. Made in china . The good is its built like a tank everything feels well made. I've looked and you have to spend twice as much to get the next best sight.
Pros: Looks well made
Cons: Eye relief poor...
Would recommend: Yes
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Ar556

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NY Written on January 10, 2013
Seems like the best scope in this price range.
Pros: Looks nice works good
Cons: Eye relief is just ok . Was not strait in the mounts made me unhappy ...
Would recommend: Yes
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Disappointed

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, WA Written on December 6, 2012
I am an avid shooter. 10yrs as a Corrections Deputy with the local Sheriffs Dept; Gunsmithing and shooting are two of my primary hobbies. I grew up in WY with an avid hunter/shooter as a father who started us very young.

I first mounted this AR536 on a FAL rifle, but was unable to get a full field of view due to the eye relief unless I held the rifle improperly against my shoulder in order to get my eye closer to the optic. This completely destroyed my stance and natural point of aim.

I then mounted it on an AR, but was unable to get a full field of view (FOV) until I removed the Magpul flip-up rear sight from the flat top so I could get the AR536 mounted back far enough. Even then, I could not get proper FOV without collapsing the stock at least half way or more to get my eye close enough.

On both the FAL and the AR, I could not get a full FOV unless my eye was off-center from behind the optic slightly. If I centered my eye behind the optic, there was a half-moon of black on the right side of the FOV. This made positioning the rifle even more awkward, again, further destroying my positioning and natural point of aim, making the rifle feel awkward in my hand and not allowing muscle memory to maintain proper accuracy.

I realize this optic is under $500, so it is inappropriate to compare it to a Leupold or Trijicon. But it is not anywhere near worth the $400 price tag that is on it. My $250 Millett DMS doesn't require that I destroy my natural point of aim...
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Would recommend: No
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AR-536

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, OH Written on December 5, 2012
I have the AR-536. I sold my AR-332 because at 100 yards it was to hard to hold a precession shot. With the 5X 536 15 to 100 yard shots are easy and fast. Very nice objective reticle. So far I have not been able to check it for holding point of aim or, the "Four Corner" test but, I should have that info soon. I am hoping it holds POA as I am pretty sure there aren't any Chinese optics that will pass a four corner. This sight is very fast and easy to pick up the target to 100 yards. It is a cheap Chinese product however. Durability remains to be seen as well as other aspects. Very disappointing. I never thought Burris would stoop so low. Cheap Chinese is not what I expected from Burris. I did however, hit a running Bunny at 75 yards! Time will tell.

The bad is: The 5X is NOT a good CQB for closer than 25 yards (use the 332). It can be used, just hard to focus up close on targets. From 10 to 15 yards on out it is awesome. Very quick on shots with both eyes open and target moving. No auto shut off has already got me. Left it on 2 times. The battery wil not hold up if you leave it on for 24 hours. The Focus ring is very hard to move.

Everyone don't be deceived!!! This is a "cheap" Chinese sight sold by Burris.Something I learned from Burris after sending a few back that wouldn't function. Something I definitely don't like. Burris pushes the fact they are made in America. Trust me this is no Black Diamond and it is manufactured by those that dump junk in our market. The o...
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Would recommend: No
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Burris AR 536

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on November 29, 2012
I,ve been looking at this scope for several weeks and decided to purchace it today.I found out right before I purchased it that its made in China.There is just no way that I will put that on my USA made firearm,Sorry,no way!...
Would recommend: No
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