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Dirtbiker
10-13-2009, 10:07 AM
(sold out in an hour)

Taking backorders.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=525413

gun toting monkeyboy
10-13-2009, 10:25 AM
Ok, can you toss those of us not in the know a bone and give us more to go on? I am assuming that it is a scope of some sort. But more information here would be better.

skkeeter
10-13-2009, 10:27 AM
For those who are to lazy to do a search.
http://www.midwayusa.com/Search/#ar-332____-_1-2-4_8-16-32

Dirtbiker
10-13-2009, 10:32 AM
This scope has been highly anticipated since the SHOT show last year. Their original on sale date was supposed to be in April but they are now just hitting the market. Here is the info on them.

http://www.burrisoptics.com/ar332.html

k1dude
10-13-2009, 10:41 AM
sold out

Afterburnt
10-13-2009, 10:46 AM
out of stock

Dirtbiker
10-13-2009, 10:56 AM
Wow, that was faster than I expected. I bought mine at 10am.

jchen76@gmail.com
10-13-2009, 11:07 AM
http://www.opticsplanet.net/burris-ar-332-3x-32mm-prism-red-dot-sight.html?gclid=CJmF3KfOup0CFRQpawodMi-hjg

Doesn't say out of stock, and free shipping too.

Does this use a battery or self-illuminating like an ACOG?

missiontrails
10-13-2009, 11:09 AM
Isn't this sight made out of plastic?

Rule .308
10-13-2009, 11:13 AM
http://www.opticsplanet.net/burris-ar-332-3x-32mm-prism-red-dot-sight.html?gclid=CJmF3KfOup0CFRQpawodMi-hjg

Doesn't say out of stock, and free shipping too.

Does this use a battery or self-illuminating like an ACOG?

It says in big red letters, ON BACK ORDER

Dirtbiker
10-13-2009, 11:14 AM
At a listed weight of 14.2 oz I doubt it but I'll know more in a few days.

djleisure
10-13-2009, 11:14 AM
http://www.opticsplanet.net/burris-ar-332-3x-32mm-prism-red-dot-sight.html?gclid=CJmF3KfOup0CFRQpawodMi-hjg

Doesn't say out of stock, and free shipping too.

Does this use a battery or self-illuminating like an ACOG?

It says "currently on backorder" but thanks for the link anyway!

jchen76@gmail.com
10-13-2009, 11:19 AM
Sorry about that. Got excited there for a second.

I'd wait for calgunner to review it first, better yet, compare it against an ACOG. $299 is pretty good, was leaning towards the Millett DMS before seeing this.

missiontrails
10-13-2009, 11:23 AM
I read somewhere that it's made in the Phillipines, and that is was also made out of plastic. Enough said. You are better off spending another $100 for a Leupold Tactical Prismatic sight, its metal, made by a better company, illuminates the same, but obviously minus the 3 x magnification http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AIVO9W. BTW, Cabella's is showing the AR-332.

1988
10-13-2009, 11:38 AM
was leaning towards the Millett DMS before seeing this.

Personally, I don't see very well to 3-500yds without magnification. DMS-1 is a better deal, at least with the 1-4 magnification, and about $100 less.

AR-332 with a good magnifier and mounts will jack the cost and weight up. ;)

Dirtbiker
10-13-2009, 1:14 PM
It is etched in the glass. With the power off the reticle is black on it is red or green.

Bug Splat
10-13-2009, 1:26 PM
It is etched in the glass. With the power off the reticle is black on it is red or green.

Hmmmm very interesting. the reason I bought the DMS-1 was because the etched glass made viewing with my astigmatism not a problem and if the batteries ever died It could still be used.

Tough call though, The DMS-1 is a 1-4X while the AR-332 is a fixed 3X. The DMS does weight in at a hefty 18oz + mount while the AR-332 is 14oz. A little bit of a savings but not much. The thing I love about the DMS is the LONG eye relief (4 inches). ACOG's bug the hell out of me with their 1.5 inch relief. Anyone know what the eye relief is for the AR-332?

Dirtbiker
10-13-2009, 3:50 PM
The Millet stuff is great plus they are right in my hometown. The AR-332 was an impluse purchase but it was the right piece, right price, and the right time.

reidnez
10-13-2009, 4:18 PM
I'd like it better if it didn't have those rails mounted on the tube...but it will appeal to the "let's cover every conceivable surface with rail" crowd.

Bug Splat
10-13-2009, 4:22 PM
looks like those rails can be removed. I guess those screws could be fake though.

ChrisO
10-13-2009, 4:34 PM
I'd like it better if it didn't have those rails mounted on the tube...but it will appeal to the "let's cover every conceivable surface with rail" crowd.

I think it's for throwing a small red dot like a docter sight on top like a ACOG.

norcal-ar
10-13-2009, 4:41 PM
hmm interesting im going to wait for a few others to buy and try. on another note some one brought up the dms-1 being cheaper this is true but once you factor in a mount its not much of a difference.

gemini1
10-13-2009, 4:49 PM
Primary Arms is selling something similar in appearance in 4X, and with good reviews at http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=462254

http://www.primaryarms.com/images/12534924568832117011465.jpeg

tomd1584
10-13-2009, 5:23 PM
they look very similar. except for the price difference.

Primary Arms:
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll190/fuzzyreticle/IMG_1492.jpg

Burris:
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll190/fuzzyreticle/ar332_7.jpg

stag6.8
10-14-2009, 12:31 AM
I would like to know if the larue LT-100 QD acog mount will work on the ar-332. If it does..... I want one now:cool:

KRS Juan
10-14-2009, 9:59 AM
I got the Primary Arms 4x last week but wont get to shoot it until this weekend. It feels very solid and the glass is very clear. The reticle is not etched and is a different style, I believe it's based on a Leupold reticle. If anyone has any questions about it or needs any specific photo's just let me know.

dot429
10-14-2009, 11:36 AM
The fixed 3x ruins it for me. The price point, is attractive though. I'd have to handle and look through one before I bought it.

If you want a very inexpensive red dot optic, I've run a few of these and they have been rock solid:

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=375193

They look a little funky, but truth be told, the dots are sharper than my 500 dollar Aimpoints. I've been a little disappointed by my Aimpoints, the dots on both of my Comp M/L 3s blur if the brightness is up passed where the dot can just be seen. The cheap little Bushnell has held its zero on two different rifles, one a .308. I just wish it didn't look so funky. Otherwise for less than 100 bucks you can't go wrong.

Best,

Michael

WeekendWarrior
10-22-2009, 1:05 PM
WWRTW

till44
10-22-2009, 1:55 PM
SWFA had these listed at $199 back in March '09. After a bunch of orders went through they caught the typo but are honoring any purchases made at the $199. I have heard great reviews of these but will probably wait to see more reviews.

WeekendWarrior
10-22-2009, 2:05 PM
WWRTW

dot429
10-22-2009, 2:16 PM
For those who are to lazy to do a search.
http://www.midwayusa.com/Search/#ar-332____-_1-2-4_8-16-32

Why didn't the OP put a LINK in his thread?

:rolleyes:

MasterYong
10-22-2009, 2:18 PM
I've got one of these:

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=859535

and I love it. Seems durable enough for me. It doesn't have magnification though, but I really like the reticle. Had it for about 6 months now with no problems.

gun toting monkeyboy
10-22-2009, 2:19 PM
It wasn't a matter of being too lazy to search. I went and did that right after I posted. But the OP really should have given more information in the post. Not made all of us go look it up.

It looked like a decent deal, but alas, it was gone by the time I got to it. I ordered a Millett DMS instead. It should get here soon, and I'll do a write up on it after I get to play with it.

Dirtbiker
10-22-2009, 2:36 PM
You guys are a tough crowd.

I received my AR-332 the other day.

Positives: Build quality looks good, solid positive clicks on adjustments. Reticle is a bit smaller than I was expecting but it is still visable (black) with the power off. Lower power settings on red are only for very low light (dim until 3), green works great from level 1 up. Glass and focus are crystal clear.

Negatives: Eye relief is pretty short 1.5-2.00 max, I was hoping for it to be a bit better. I have a MI buis on it and it's useless unless the scope is removed. (eyepiece rides over it) You can still see the front sight but it's blurry (expected due to magnification)

I'll give you more when I get a chance to shoot with it.

BamBam-31
10-22-2009, 3:19 PM
Will be getting mine shortly. Ordered mine from Optics Planet months ago. Called a couple days back, and they said they were getting enough in to fill all backorders by late October or early November. Also got a 5% discount for waiting so long (so it came out to $285 shipped). Will post feedback as soon as I get it.

For those that can't wait, here's a review from ARFCOM: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=425799&page=15

Supposedly, the scope has a listed eye relief of 2.5".

WeekendWarrior
10-23-2009, 1:58 PM
WWRTW

a1fabweld
10-23-2009, 2:27 PM
That 332 Burris seems like the cat's whiskers to me for the price. The 3X magnification & etched reticle are huge positives IMO. All my other Burris products purchased in the past have been great quality. C'mon guys, take it to the range & post some feedback!

WeekendWarrior
10-23-2009, 2:43 PM
WWRTW

stag6.8
10-23-2009, 4:08 PM
CABELLAS HAS THEM IN STOCK RIGHT NOW!

Get them while they're hot!

Oh yeah and you can get free shipping on any order over 150 with coupon code: "9Holiday" My total cost for the order was $299.

:rockon:mine`s on its way too.....cabelas rock

WeekendWarrior
10-27-2009, 10:53 AM
WWRTW

MasterYong
10-27-2009, 11:18 AM
Updates please, anyone got theirs? PICTURES! I have read on Arfcom that a number of people are getting them and the reticule is slightly or moderately tilted on the sight! I am really nervous about this. I have also heard of some issues with the finish, and one guy reported the cable holding the elevation and windage adjustment caps broke when he touched it.

These might just be a few bad apples, but it does make me wonder about the QC on these sights. Did they rush to get them manufactured once they fell behind schedule? The general consensus on Burris that I have read is that they make good optics for the pricepoint. If I get mine and there is an issue, I will go for the Primary Arms 4x sight everyone has been talking about for a 3rd of the price!

Please post reviews if you have received yours.

I wouldn't worry about QC too much. While it may be a hassle to have to send one back if you get one that's bunk, Burris has one of the best warrantys out there. You don't even need a receipt- the warranty is a "forever" warranty. Better than "lifetime".

BamBam-31
10-27-2009, 11:39 AM
I am as eager to receive mine as you are eager to hear about it. I will definitely post a review as soon as it gets here.

Dirtbiker
10-27-2009, 11:42 AM
I got mine and I am happy with the quality. Optics are clear, nothing is tilted, and the cable is fine. I work a bunch and have other projects running so I haven't had a chance to get out and shoot with it yet.

Tom

WeekendWarrior
10-27-2009, 1:10 PM
WWRTW

Dirtbiker
10-27-2009, 1:20 PM
The circle is a little larger than an EOtech and the outer band is a bit thicker. The center dots are tiny (I think it's my eyes) I'd also swear you can (kind of) look through the reticle. The lines almost seem transparent, but still very visible.

stag6.8
11-10-2009, 12:42 PM
I went out this past weekend to try the ar-332 w/trijicon stock mount. all I can say it performed great. Before I went to range I had the rifle laser boresighted. when I went to the range I placed the rifle on a caldwell ar-15 shooting vise(another toy I brought from cabela`s with a 20 pound bag of lead shot):D. It took about 20 rounds to sight in at 50 yards. then took it out to 100 then 200 yards. Up to 100 yards the 6.8mm spcII was equal to the 5.56. But at 200 yards, things changed. I used the 200 yard dot on the recticle like the book discribed. As a result, the shots were too high. I then re-adjusted back to the 100 yard dot on the recticle on the 200 yard target. Bullseye!!!!!!! Since the 6.8 has a flatter trajectory and a heavier bullet, I had to make adjustments( I was also using silver state armory 115 gr. combat tactical loads which were higher velosity). With this information, it made things easier for me. Just point and shoot at a 200 yard target without having to make a recticle adjustment. lighting is pretty good at dusk on both red and green since I wear glasses it did help. So all in all It was a good purchase. Like a said in a previous post, the only thing I didn`t like was the scope mount. But that was easily fixed. joe

stag6.8
12-20-2009, 11:12 PM
ar-332 update. I also found out a couple a of days ago that the aimpoint m-series killflash will work on this scope as well. I have one on order.

acheron800
01-19-2010, 12:08 AM
Sight is very nice for the price, cant really be beat.

My windage and elevation knobs are extremely tight...

Tight enough to where I have to use a pair of pliers and a rag...

Anybody know a trick?

BamBam-31
01-19-2010, 9:36 AM
Got mine a few weeks back. Quality looks to be very good, knobs are a bit stiff. Reticule is a little on the small side, but the center 100 yd. dot is very usable. I initially thought my reticle was also canted (probably reading too many interweb reviews) and was all set to return it. Slapped a Scope Reticule Leveler on the receiver to double check, and the reticule is indeed level. (I think the smallish size of the circle creates a sort of optical illusion that it's canted.)

I currently have it on my yote rifle (RRA middy), and it makes it a much handier rifle to carry. I might go back to the Sightron S2 I had on it, however, simply for the extra magnification.

Anyways, the Burris AR-332 does strike me as a good quality optic for the price. Would have preferred a larger reticule, but then again, ACOG reticules aren't that big, either.

Syntax Error
01-19-2010, 10:17 AM
Debating whether or not to get this; is this comparable to an ACOG, or should I keep saving up?

ar15barrels
01-19-2010, 11:14 AM
Debating whether or not to get this; is this comparable to an ACOG, or should I keep saving up?

Keep saving.
Acog's have amazing glass.
We are talking on-par with S&B.

stag6.8
05-26-2010, 12:44 AM
I was doing some experimenting to see if this scope would link up to a aimpoint magnifier to see if it would boost the power from 3x to 6x power....and guess what? it worked GREAT:D but the key was to find a proper height scope mount for the magnifier so it would link up to the scope. I purchased a american defense manufacturing B3 acog mount for the 332 and a american defense manufacturing standard height aimpoint mount for the magnifier. both are quick detach which is really nice. the increased maginification increased the size of the recticle, so you can use the 500 yard dot. you turn the focus the dail on the back of the 332 to dail in the picture. once thats done you use the aimpoint dail settings to put the recticle in the center and you`re good to go. I also installed an aimpoint killflash it mounted on with no modifications. I also informed burris techical support of my discovery and sent them pics. they were impressed. I also told them that my burris tripler magnifier was on order(a perfect match) heres the pics enjoy.

mr2.0
05-26-2010, 8:07 PM
Can someone confirm whether it has aluminum or plastic body? Thanks

stag6.8
05-26-2010, 11:37 PM
aluminum

mr2.0
05-27-2010, 12:04 AM
Thanks Stag 6.8

Forestgnome
05-27-2010, 7:59 AM
Keep saving.
Acog's have amazing glass.
We are talking on-par with S&B.

Have you looked through the Burris? I havn't, but I can say the Burris scope I use for targets (8-12x) has very good optics. I also have a Leupold, and have looked through Swarovskis, so I know what good optics look like. Especially nice in low light. Also want to second Burris' customer service. They work with you, and you usually get to talk to the tech working on your scope.