Multi-part ballistics questions (and hopefully, discussion):

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Are my numbers/categories generally correct?

individual pellet of #4 Birdshot (~3 gr, ~1250 ft/s)

individual pellet of #4 Buck (~20 gr, ~1250 ft/s)

.17 HMR (17 gr, ~2500 ft/s)

5.7x28mm (31 gr, ~2300 ft/s)

.17 Hornet (25 gr, ~3000 ft/s)

.17 Winchester Super Magnum (25 gr, ~2600 ft/s)

.17 Remington (25 gr, ~4000 ft/s)

individual pellet of 00 Buck (~60 gr, ~1200 ft/s)

.22 LR (40 gr, ~1200 ft/s)

.22 WMR (40 gr, ~2000 ft/s)

.22 Hornet (40 gr, ~2800 ft/s)

.223/5.56x45mm (55 gr, ~3200 ft/s)

5.45x39mm (60 gr, ~2900 ft/s)

.243 Winchester (75 gr, ~3400 ft/s)

.204 Ruger (40 gr, ~3900 ft/s)

.223 WSSM (55 gr, ~3800 ft/s)

.243 WSSM (55 gr, ~4000 ft/s)

.380 ACP (95 gr, ~1000 ft/s)

.38 spl (115gr, ~1000 ft/s)

9x19mm (115 gr, ~1200 ft/s)

.30 Carbine (~110 gr, ~2000 ft/s)

7.62x39mm (122 gr, ~2300 ft/s)

.300 Blackout (125 gr, ~2200 ft/s)

.25 WSSM (115gr, ~3000 ft/s)

.25-06 (115gr, ~3000 ft/s)

6.5mm Grendel (123 gr, ~2600 ft/s)

6.8 SPC (110gr, ~2600 ft/s)

.30 Remington (125 gr, ~2800 ft/s)

.270 Winchester (130 gr, ~3000 ft/s)

None?

.357 magnum (158 gr, ~1250 ft/s)

.40SW (165 gr, ~1000 ft/s)

10mm Auto (180 gr, ~1300 ft/s)

.45 ACP (230 gr, ~800 ft/s)

.44 Magnum (~240 gr, ~1400 ft/s)

None?

.300 Savage (150 gr, ~2700 ft/s)

.300 OSSM (150 gr, ~3000 ft/s)

.308/7.62x51mm (147 gr, ~2700 ft/s)

.30-06/7.62x63mm (150 gr, ~2900 ft/s)

.300 Win Mag (180 gr, ~3000 ft/s)

None?

.454 Casull (400 gr, ~1400 ft/s)

12 gauge slug (300 gr, ~2000 ft/s)

.450 Bushmaster (250 gr, ~2200 ft/s)

.458 SOCOM (300 gr, ~1900 ft/s)

.50 Beowulf (325 gr, ~2000 ft/s)

.45-70 (300 gr, ~2000 ft/s)

.50-90 Sharps (440 gr, ~1800 ft/s)

.50 BMG (700 gr, ~3000 ft/s)

OK, we're getting into GAU-8/A Avenger territory here....

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So if I want a light bullet (less than 65 grains) that travels very fast (2000 ft/s and up) to use for home defense --

.17 HMR (17 gr, ~2500 ft/s)

.17 Winchester Super Magnum (25 gr, ~2600 ft/s)

5.7x28mm (31 gr, ~2300 ft/s)

.22 WMR (40 gr, ~2000 ft/s)

.243 Winchester (75 gr, ~3400 ft/s)

.17 Remington (25 gr, ~4000 ft/s)

.17 Hornet (25 gr, ~3000 ft/s)

.22 Hornet (40 gr, ~2800 ft/s)

.204 Ruger (40 gr, ~3900 ft/s)

.223 WSSM (55 gr, ~3800 ft/s)

.243 WSSM (55 gr, ~4000 ft/s)

.223/5.56x45mm (55 gr, ~3200 ft/s)

5.45x39mm (60 gr, ~2900 ft/s)

Respectfully,

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