I do not have the box and do not know the proper name for the cross hairs, however it gains thickness in the reticle as you adjust the power. It is a nice scope, and I trade these things around as they come and this particular scope made it up here from GA last week through a buddy of mine who found it. The scope was said to be a few months old. It could be older, that is just what the man who sold it to us said. I can not give an accurate age on the scope, but it does look new.