I bought a set to test the accuracy vs the Federal NP. I think the XP3 is a great round, but didn't shoot quite as well in my rifle as the Federal. I'm getting 3/4" groups with the Federal and about 1.5" with the Winchester. That's just with my rifle though. You may shoot better with it.
Everyone has different ideas about trophy pictures. Looks around and you will see "long armers," "set behinders," "big cheesers," and "blood covered brutes." I have a few tips to keep your trophy pictures from being laughers or worse yet just plain gross.
#1 Clean it up. Try to avoid bullet holes, gut pile, mass amounts of blood, and the tongue sticking out. You don't want your big buck to look like a angry 1st grader with his tongue out or a MMA fighter during the 3 round.
#2 Long arming...