Originally Posted by SidecarFlip
We aren't going anywhere (at least I'm not) with the getting thicker/thinner reticle lines because I'm a SFP person. Just stating what I've read elsewhere.
I think you misread or what you read was flat wrong. The reticle pattern is part of what gets zoomed in. Yes, the lines appear thicker when you zoom in, because you are zooming in on them, but the background target area is being zoomed in at the same rate of magnification. If the target is 1 mil wide at 6x, it's still going to be 1 mil wide at 24x. That 1 mil is going to take up a lot more of the field of view as you zoom in, but it's still going to be 1 mil on the reticle pattern.
It's no different than superimposing a reticle patter on a jpeg and then zooming in on that area of the picture. The reticle is going to look bigger, but so is everything else. Does that make sense?
As demonstrated here:
Testing new Vortex custom turret. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum
If the left side of an object you're aiming at is at the left 10 subtension, and the right side is at the right 10 subtension, while at 6x, it's still going to be at the same left and right 10 subtensions when zoomed at 24x, but it's going to take up that much more of the field of view. Saying the lines get thicker is true, but the target gets thicker at the same rate, so I'm not sure what the point is when people say that about the reticle pattern.
If you want the lines to stay the same thickness, perhaps in an attempt to glass with the scope instead of binos, then maybe a SFP scope is the way to go.
I don't personally see the point of getting a scope with any reticle pattern with subtensions of any sort unless it's FFP, otherwise it's useless at all other magnification settings and just clutters up the view. But that's just my opinion.