You are, but I honestly can't see any advantage to it. Loads of comments are saying I should grip the sling like a downgrip, which means you have to punch the barricade. Can't see that working under recoil, on a round post, or while not wearing a glove. I'll try it next weekend when I get the opportunityI take it that you aren't allowed to stick a sling on and somehow make use of it?
If memory serves, the Mondragon (circa 1908, Swiss designed, saw service with the Mexican army) was not much different in weight to the L85.L85 levels of heavy
Remember the SA80 has a long-assed and fairly thick in section barrel that goes back almost to the butt-plate. That's going to increase both the real and perceived weight of the weapon.That's slightly depressing, I always hoped that if they'd perhaps made bits of the L85 out of extruded aluminium rather than tinplate it would be both lighter and less cheap feeling.