Is the gun not firing when that happens? Did you lower the trigger pull weight? Might be a good idea to remove the gun from the stock to see if the trigger adjustment screw is missing.
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.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.
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.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.
My thoughts, exactly!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?