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I have a brand new American Predator 6.5 CM and took it to the range for the first time yesterday. It is my first bolt action. On a full external magazine, I would cycle the bolt and on about half the times, the cocking indicator does not stay back meaning the rifle would not be cocked after cycling the bolt. Is this common? Is there something I am doing wrong? Cleaning issue? Please help me narrow down the problem.
 

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This may be a dumb question, but are you holding the trigger to the rear while cycling the bolt? If not, contact Ruger CS and have the gun looked at by the factory.
 

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This may be a dumb question, but are you holding the trigger to the rear while cycling the bolt? If not, contact Ruger CS and have the gun looked at by the factory.
It's not a dumb question at all. If the OP is really new to bolt actions, it's entirely possible he isn't releasing the trigger when cycling the bolt.

Doing so will let the firing pin follow the bolt handle down without staying cocked.
 

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From OP: I could have been more descriptive, the rifle is not firing when the cocking indicator does not stay back, the rifle will not fire. I did install a Timney on the rifle prior to ever firing the rifle. The problem does not happen every time. Once I got home, I cycled the rifle probably 35-40 times and the rifle didnt cock about 40% of the time with no real pattern.
 

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not a dumb question but, I am removing my finger from the trigger after firing/attempting to fire.
 

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From OP: I could have been more descriptive, the rifle is not firing when the cocking indicator does not stay back, the rifle will not fire. I did install a Timney on the rifle prior to ever firing the rifle. The problem does not happen every time. Once I got home, I cycled the rifle probably 35-40 times and the rifle didnt cock about 40% of the time with no real pattern.
Take out the Timney and put the factory trigger back in. If the problem goes away, either the Timney or your installation of it is faulty.

Just curious ... if you are new to bolt actions, why would you modify the rifle without ever firing it first?
 

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While it is my first bolt action, it is not my first firearm. I just dont have a great deal of experience with bolt actions. I have spent the majority of my time on the AR platform, shot guns and handguns.

After reading the reviews, I learned it wasnt the best trigger on the market so decided to get the rifle and the trigger at the same time instead of waiting as I wanted a consistent trigger pull with no creep from the beginning.

Thanks for the feedback
 
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