Pheasant shooting has been popular in Britain since the 1500s. CALIBRE speaks to a panel of experts to find out how to get started in this thrilling sport. Pheasant shooting is a sport with serious heritage. It became popular in Britain with the arrival of practical hand-held firearms in aroundContinue Reading

Collecting antique and vintage firearms and militaria can not only satisfy our boyhood fascinations, but can make sound investment sense too. Whether the interest stems from a boyhood fascination with firearms and militaria, or a buyer has long coveted a charming pair of guns from the nation’s finest manufacturers, fulfillingContinue Reading

Shooting in Spain is a sporting experience like no other. Spanish gunmakers and family estate owners tell us why. Spain is renowned for its hospitality, culture, gastronomy and climate. But for many Brits, Spain is also the ultimate escape for shooting, offering Spanish partridge, high-quality guns and affordable shooting days.Continue Reading

Purdey’s new Trigger Plate shotgun blends modern manufacturing techniques with traditional hand crafted skills. British shooting has seen an increase in the prominence of higher birds and heavier cartridges, and Purdey’s newest shotgun reflects these challenging conditions. Made entirely in the company’s London workshop, Purdey’s Trigger Plate over-and-under shotgun blendsContinue Reading

Cycling is an excellent way to get fit, lose weight, live longer, improve mental well-being and sleep quality, save time and widen your social circle – all while being kind to the environment. What are you waiting for? In recent years, road cycling has been moving towards wider tyres asContinue Reading

One of the most traditional of British pursuits, shooting is easy to begin but challenging to master – that’s what makes it addictive. Caroline Roddis has all you need to know to get started. Whether it’s sharing a laugh with friends at a clay ground, gazing through your rifle sightContinue Reading

The adventurer Alastair Humphreys shares his secrets on how to cycle 40,000 miles – and his priorities for success will forever change the way you approach your own adventures… I wanted to see the world. I wanted to do something difficult and exciting. I wanted to escape the meaningless dailyContinue Reading

From casual birdwatching to twilight hunting, Barnaby Dracup has all you need to know for buying a pair of binos. Buying a pair of binoculars might sound straightforward, but when it comes to finding the best binos for your needs, there are a few things to consider. Binoculars come inContinue Reading

Virgin fish in unexplored waters are any angler’s dream. Kate Fensterstock fly-fishes golden dorado in northern Argentina. As any angler will attest, the most coveted landscape is one that is untouched, untainted, and full of fish who are foreign to the bits of fluff we put in front of them.Continue Reading