A friend wants me to show him how to reload for his elk gun. I've never loaded a belted magnum round and wanted to ask if there are any special considerations. He was looking at the X-dies on clearance at Midway - opinions on those? Also - I was considering Reloader 22 because I am familiar with that from some of my heavier .30-06 loads. Looks like a winner for the .300 Win Mag, but I'm open to hearing your opinions. Last but not least, he seems to want a 165 grain bullet, and if I'm hearing him right, he's shooting Hornady's SST now. I'd think the 165 interbond would be better for elk, and I've always leaned towards 180's for the wapiti. Thoughts? Please help me and my friend save some time, money and trouble if you have a proven winner in this cartridge.