If you are going to throw it away I am sure that there are plenty of us that will come over and help you load it into our pickup trucks. I would just use it. Just make sure you reload it outside or something so you dont breath the dust. Nice weather will be here soon.
I think the more important point is that Tom has a wife who will move a quarter-ton of shot in an attempt to stop a leak in the reloading room. Mine would wait until I got home and then say something like "You better check the reloading room. I left the door open so the water would drain out but something might have gotten wet."
<blockquote><I>"Out of curiosity, what is the risk you run from shooting "oxidized" shot? Isn't the oxidation essentially supeficial to the quality of the lead?"</I></blockquote>
<blockquote><I>" Would I be spreading oxidized lead vapors down the line for my squadmates to breath? I decided it would probably not be significant."</I></blockquote>
The risk is not to your squadmates, it's to you as a reloader. Lead oxide is light and powdery and easily spread into the air as the shot is dumped into the hopper. That's when you'll breathe it in a concentrated form.
I had 4 or 5 bags that got wet when a pipe burst. The shot turned kind of white, but I oaded it as normal and noticed no difference. If you're not a real crack shot you'll never know the difference. Maybe not even then.
tom2- It is my opinion that you are over reacting to what is probably a minor nuisance. Let the shot bags dry in open air. Take them out of the air tight bottles. You will not notice any difference in the way the shot preforms when shot. If some of the bags got really wet, you may find clumps of shot that have bonded together. These can block your drop tube.
I would not worry about a possible health hazard to your squad mates. The ground around your club is full of lead powder, some lead oxide and quite a lot of lead carbonate formed from shot on the ground. The wind blows this dust all over things.
A major potential source of toxic lead in the soil around a busy road. Leaded gasoline from the past has contaminated this soil. With your shot, I suggest you be a little more careful than the Public Service Authority is when they dig up this contaminated soil to repair water/sewer lines.
Let it fry and load it up. I carried a bag of shot in the back of my pickup(all sorts of weather) for a couple of months,it turned white from oxidation, but I could tell no difference in my scores when I shot it. No big deal.