Not fluted. I have the original synthetic stock. It is a Synthetic Stainless BDL. This version features a matte black synthetic stock with a recoil pad and a satin (silver) stainless steel barreled action without sights. The BDL Synthetic Stainless is a handsome example of a rifle of its type. This rifle was replaced recently by the Model 700 SPS so it is pre-SPS and of better quality.
I am allergic to stupidity. You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts someone.