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What's everyone's preferred needle gauge / color and for what injection site???

I've only recently started doing delts, but noticing they get quite sore after, despite a nice clean injection. I know Its semi fresh muscle, but I've had injections there before, so thinking it should be a bit more used to it by now. Will persist regardless.

I used 1" 24 gauge (yellows?) for everything, is that too thick for a delt shot?? No issues with glutes, despite the guy at the needle exchange looking at me funny when I ask for the 1" instead of the 1.5" length lol.

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I find 25g shit. End up causing more damage due to movement of the needle once inserted due to the large amount of pressure that must be applied than using a larger diameter needle. 24 was all good but harder to find than a 23 which is also good. Pinned with a 19g before and used one multiple times to draw from infected area and was fine although looking at a 16g I'd say that wouldn't be fine..Pretty much the same as a nail. I'd say length would depend on site and how fat a person is. 1" is heaps for me in quads or delts at whatever bodyfat I am.

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On 10/24/2017 at 9:55 PM, PETN said:

I find 25g shit. End up causing more damage due to movement of the needle once inserted due to the large amount of pressure that must be applied than using a larger diameter needle. 24 was all good but harder to find than a 23 which is also good. Pinned with a 19g before and used one multiple times to draw from infected area and was fine although looking at a 16g I'd say that wouldn't be fine..Pretty much the same as a nail. I'd say length would depend on site and how fat a person is. 1" is heaps for me in quads or delts at whatever bodyfat I am.


Yeah can be tricky to plunge it, although I sit my vials in just boiled water for 1 min before pinning which I found helped if you prep the barrel quickly. Haha f*ck bro, 19g to pin, where'd you pin that? I even find the 19s to be fucking meaty  compared to a 24 haha.

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On ‎10‎/‎24‎/‎2017 at 9:55 PM, PETN said:

I find 25g shit. End up causing more damage due to movement of the needle once inserted due to the large amount of pressure that must be applied than using a larger diameter needle. 24 was all good but harder to find than a 23 which is also good. Pinned with a 19g before and used one multiple times to draw from infected area and was fine although looking at a 16g I'd say that wouldn't be fine..Pretty much the same as a nail. I'd say length would depend on site and how fat a person is. 1" is heaps for me in quads or delts at whatever bodyfat I am.

 

Warm the oil before injection...

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