Here's a new company renting optics. Vortex only but great prices. http://beartoothoutfitting.com check them out they're even offering a discount if you write a short review
Todd at optics4rent.com can set u up with a swaro spotter or 15x56 binos. I'd find a lighter tripod but he'll rent a Swaro tripod too. I've had great service recently and will probably rent from him again.
Jon will take care of you if you get a hold of him. I have heard great things about their service.
Timber stalker, I think you r missing a golden opportunity here for a justifiable new purchase!!