Old Saybrook, CT (August, 2018) – Traditions™ Performance Firearms is shipping their new SMACKDOWN™ bullet series including the Smackdown™ Bleed™, Smackdown™ Carnivore™, and Smackdown™ XR™ bullets. These are hitting store shelves just in time for hunting season! To place an order, contract your distributor or Traditions™ Firearms. All of Traditions™ new Smackdown™ bullets come with the NEW Ridgeback™ Sabot which has horizontal ridges and a deeper base cup for an excellent gas seal.


The Smackdown™ Bleed™ is a revolutionary bullet from the ground up. This bullet features a copper jacket and a compressed metal powdered core. Upon impact the shock and terminal trauma is impressive. These lead-free bullets provide lower recoil. They are available in a pack of 15 in 170 grain. MSRP $24.95.


The Smackdown™ Carnivore™ bullets feature the hard hitting polycarbonate tip which reduces drag and allows the bullet to fly straighter. The bullets’ shape and cutting edge ballistic coefficients allows the bullet to fly straight even at a distance. Available in 250gr, 275gr, and a hard hitting 305gr bullet, the Carnivore™ comes in packs of 15 with an MSRP of $21.49.


The Smackdown™ XR™ bullet is perfect for those who are looking for a long-range bullet. The polycarbonate tip and shape of the projectile provides a flat shooting, deep penetrating bullet sufficient for your hunt. Available in packs of 15 in 200 grain, 230 grain, or 250 grain with an MSRP of $29.49.

Known for their accurate, innovative, and dependable firearms, Traditions™ has a reputation of providing quality firearms for over 30 years. A leader in the industry, Traditions™ offers blackpowder rifles and pistols, cartridge rifles and revolvers, blank pistols, Build-It-Yourself rifle and pistol kits, and cannons as well as a full line of accessories and optics. For more information on Traditions™ Performance Firearms, their website at, find them on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, or call 860.388.4656.