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    Renting?

    My brother has drawn what is more or less a OIL elk hunt. He's not a big time hunter so buying a 2-3K dollar scope isn't going to happen. I don't have a good spotter for him to use so I was wondering about him renting one? I see there are some places that do rent out top of the line optics. Has anyone on here done this in the past and if so was it a good call for you at the time?

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    I've never had any experience with this but here are some optics rental sites to check out:

    http://www.optics4rent.com/productdetail2.html
    http://www.westernhuntrentals.com/#/optics/4541756645
    http://www.americansportsmanoutfitte...es/rent-optics

    Now, if I can just find a way to rent a well-used 4x4 truck for not a lot of money when I fly out to hunt CO, WY or MT!

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    Thanks for the links! I never thought of renting a sleeping bag. I will be driving right through Boise on my way to Wyoming.

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    When and where is this hunt? Are you going with him?
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    When and where is this hunt? Are you going with him?
    Mt Emily unit Oregon, early November any bull, I am going with him. You should come along MM, it's about 1 hour east of Pendelton, I'll bring the Keystone

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshour View Post
    I've never had any experience with this but here are some optics rental sites to check out:

    http://www.optics4rent.com/productdetail2.html
    http://www.westernhuntrentals.com/#/optics/4541756645
    http://www.americansportsmanoutfitte...es/rent-optics

    Now, if I can just find a way to rent a well-used 4x4 truck for not a lot of money when I fly out to hunt CO, WY or MT!
    If you ever make it out to southeast Wyoming, you can borrow my truck!

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    I wish I were in position to assist... I hunted a LE unit for elk last year and went without spotter. I've hunted forever with just 10x binos and so just took them. Huge mistake. In OIL area I didn't account that once in the field I would be WAY more selective than general units. This probably reads like I'm a fool... But don't make my foolish mistake.

    I promptly went out over the top and picked up a Swarovski spotter so I won't be in same position again. I recognize from your post that your brother isn't going to go buy one... Just relaying my learning that I'll never head to a OIL unit again without spotter.
    Brave Rifles & Toujours Pret!

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    We will have one one way or another. I have a friend who usually lets me borrow his Swaro, if he offers I will borrow it again. He seems to like when I buy him a jug good whiskey for letting me use his scope. We will likely rent one if he doesn't offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshour View Post
    I've never had any experience with this but here are some optics rental sites to check out:

    http://www.optics4rent.com/productdetail2.html
    http://www.westernhuntrentals.com/#/optics/4541756645
    http://www.americansportsmanoutfitte...es/rent-optics

    Now, if I can just find a way to rent a well-used 4x4 truck for not a lot of money when I fly out to hunt CO, WY or MT!
    I actually use rental trucks frequently... I don't like the wear and tear on my own. Enterprise rents full size trucks fairly reasonably. I get a corporate discount and my regular auto insurance covers them so I don't buy their insurance. Last fall for my antelope hunt they gave me a 2012 dodge extended cab for about $300 for the week... Unlimited miles. You may want to look into different locations as each seems to have different rates and different mileage rules. I have also had luck in the past with used car dealerships. Small guys that need the money are usually willing to rent a truck to responsible people with insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberstalker View Post
    Mt Emily unit Oregon, early November any bull, I am going with him. You should come along MM, it's about 1 hour east of Pendelton, I'll bring the Keystone
    I'll think about it! Its not to far away. Been on a couple sides of it but never been in the unit. I dont have any hunts after WA elk at the end of Oct and your welcome to my spotter if you need it!
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