Burris AR-536 Prism Tactical Red Dot Sight
Short of expectations
Bought this scope for my new Benelli MR1 because I was looking for optics that offered good low light visibility and target acquisition while hunting coyotes. I liked the fixed 5x glass and reticle.
First issue I noticed was the very low eye relief. Can't use this sight with the benelli stock fully extended. Love the reticle, but not comfortable to get your face close enough to see. Second issue was that the reticle was not aligned properly within the scope; when I mounted it, I noticed that the reticle was canted to one side.
When sighting it in, Adjustments were very stiff (and require a screwdriver).
One good thing....looked very cool on the rifle. Returned it and got a scope instead.
November 24, 2014
Good sight for the money
I give this a 4 for a couple of reasons. One is low light visability. It's very good for this price range but the higher priced name brand scopes do a lot better. Though, for what I use it for it performs very well. I also use a red LED spotlight at night which this sight works extremely well with. No complaints, but if you want better, spend more money. At least double.
Reason number two is assembly. I would highly recommend (this is from experience) that when you take the scope out of the box, turn it upsidedown and remove the two screws that attach it to the Picatinny adapter. Apply a decent amount of Loc-Tite and put them back in. If not it will vibrate loose. Mine did after only about 15 rounds fired. Not rapid fire either. 5 rounds at the range for sight in and the other 10 in hunting situations. The assembly plant just puts a very small amount of locking dope and it is obviously a sub-quality compound. Once I did this I had no more issues. Clarity is very good and target aquisition is very fast. Zero retention is excellent. Recommend using the red light for dark conditions as the green light is blinding even at the lowest setting. The green works really well in daylight and right at sunset. Once you start getting in to the twilight segment the optic goes black and all you see is the green circle. It actually does fairly well without the spotlight from the first quarter moon up to full on clear nights on hogs. Since the hogs are black the contrast is very visible and the red light is easily seen. Almost bought an IR but glad I didn't. Didn't want to have to remove for daytime hunting.
March 6, 2013
I was looking for a tactical scope with magnification for my Rock River Arms AR 5.56 when I came across this. I was unsure if the 5x would be too much but it's perfect. My origional idea was to put a fastfire on top thinking that 5x would be too much for closer targets but that is not the case. Can easily aquire targets from 10 to 200 yrds. Could probably go much further as it states but I have not tried that yet. Build is excellent, very strong. Only thing that could make this better is more eye relief. It's probably about 2" so I had to mount it all the way to the back. I wanted to keep my folding rear sight but with it my face would be on the charging handle to see through the scope. That said, after using this I will probably never use the open sight again. Since the dots are visible with the scope off if the battery dies it's still useable.
November 23, 2012
Burris AR - 536
Fantastic Optics. Mounted this scope on a Smith and Wesson M&P 15T AR. Rifle is shot primarily by my 12 year old son and it is dead on. Sighted in at 100 yards and it is extremely true out to 400 yards. The scope is compact and light, the luminated reticle is awesome in any lighting condition, you can adjust the lumination to suit your eyes. The only thing I wish is that the reticle you view was bigger, Great for a young set of eyes a little bit more difficult for older eyes. But, in general very much worth the money,my son loves the scope and truly enjoys the accuracy.
September 5, 2012