Very well-made scope! I have this mounted on an M1A. Burris RT-6 1-6x is holding up to the recoil no problem and working as per expected. The illumination is nice and daylight bright. The reticle itself is very well thought out and easy to pick up. Burris warranty is top notch as well. Clicks are audible and tactile. Great all-around scope the won’t break the bank.
I was wanting to upgrade the Vortex crossfire lpvo on my AR platform and after about a month of research, I decided to get Burris RT-6 1-6x scope. All I can say is WOW….. For the price range, you’re not gonna get anything better, absolutely this scope. Plus, their warranty is second to none!!
I got a Vortex Crossfire II before returning it and getting this. Both are awesome. Crossfire is more affordable but has only 1-4x zoom and doesn’t come with a throw lever like the Burris does. The RT-6 also has an off slot in between each illumination setting, better than the Vortex, so you can keep it right next to whichever setting you prefer without moving it all the way back down (or up, whichever is closer) each time. Also, Burris is a little bit better known for quality and durability.
I only wish this crosshairs were across the whole reticle the way the Vortex is. Also, I seem to have accidentally left the illumination on for a few weeks, and the battery died. So it has a very short life, far less than a red dot would have, it seems.
Great reticle, clear glass, electronics work as they should with the reticle. I like the off positions between each setting. I love the reticle, just what you need as joe average defensive shooter, nothing you don’t and very visible at all settings. Been going back and forth between 1st and 2nd focal plane and while I’ve studied the pro/cons of each, I think overall I like seeing the reticle at all times easily so it appears 2nd is my best way to go.
Durable, keeps zero, the etched reticle is awesome. Illuminated reticle is perfect. Crystal clear picture. The quick zoom lever is awesome. Red dot works nicely with the scope. Only thing negative is the height that it add due to the red dot being on top of the scope….with that being said I have since this picture, purchased an offset mount for the fast fire 3 but luckily this scope came with extra ring mounts to make it look clean. Overall well worth it, great cqc scope.
I have an XTR II 1-5 to compare to. Both mounted on similar setups so I can compare side to side.
The XTR II seems much more rugged. The turret caps are better and the ability to zero the turrets is much better on the XTR II.
The illumination is much brighter on the XTR II. I live in AZ and mid day sun is no issue. With the RT6, the same sun doesn’t wash out the illumination completely, you can see it is lit and the red helps with reticle visibility on a dark background.
The glass, to my eyes, is the same. I can’t tell a difference. Maybe a little chromatic aberration, especially if eye position isn’t perfect. The extra 1x you get with the RT6 is real. You can see the difference in magnification. It is a true 1x. Depending on your adjustment of the reticle to focus it to your eye, this can change a bit. More than 10 or 12 feet away it is very good. No issues with both eyes open.
Last comment, I love using an illuminated etched reticle. Totally crisp vs what I see with a dot due to an astigmatism.
Burris RT-6 1-6x24mm Tactical Rifle Scope
About this item
The 6x zoom has
true 1x setting for eyes open engagement
Adjustment Range @
100 yards: 190″