I am awaiting my New/Unfired pre-accutrigger Savage in a 26" SS Varmint taper barrel. I will build a 257 STW as a switch barrel gun as well, but I was curious if this original package would be suitable for up to elk and moose as well as a long range deer and pig gun. I do not know much, yet, about .284 ballistics, but am trying to gather all information that I can attain. I hand load my 257 Roberts and .270 Win and will acquire the dies for the 7MM STW as soon as I fire form some factory Remington brass to my action. There is information about this gun on the web but not many comments as to people actually hunting with the caliber.