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    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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    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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    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 Hilltop View Post
    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.
    If I'm hunting out West, I'm usually flying into Denver on Southwest (2 free bags + a carryon lets me bring my camping gear and rifle) so I pretty much have to go with what I can rent at or close to the airport. Flying into Casper or Billings if I'm hunting up that way is way more expensive and SW doesn't go there.

    Looking on Expedia, only one company at the Denver airport is less than $1,122 for the week on a standard pickup.

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    Hit and miss on FX4 at Horca, Co. but always a set up Grand Cherokee year around

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    When and where is this hunt? Are you going with him?
    Keystone 1, Over!

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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 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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