No circles, dots or balloons. Just regular cross hairs with range marks for the distance. The Nikon ballistic program works it all out for you. I bought mine from Optics Planet and had good service, the mounts were out of stock for a couple days but no big deal. The free shipping works well for me. If you look at the Nikon site it shows the cross hairs and has the "Spoton" ballistic program as well.