All timered or trough feeders have good and bad sides. The Hammer systems is a good one to control when the feed is available and how long it is available. The deer can eat as much as they want when they are there so you can not really regulate the amount fed per day like other style feeders. The trough or timered feeders that dump at a certain time and a certain amount they you regulate are going to feed the same amount every day. The Hammer system is going to change greatly depending on time of year, rainfall and amount of deer at the feeder. My concern with the Hammer is getting good antler clearance for larger bucks as they get later in antler growth. I used Lamco Feeders in the past and was concerned about a facing a blind spot while eating. Priefert makes a trough style feeder that is free choice after the lid opens and has a rain sensor that will close if it rains. You can regulate the length of time open as you wish. Bad side of this is trough size for deer numbers eating and the cost. If I were going to limit feed I would probably use the Hammer style feed system over a Lamco or All Season or Outback. I own my feeders now that would adapt fine to the Hammer system. I would want to put my hands on a Hammer system to see if it would have any issues with "fines" clogging the slide gate over time.