I vote for the Nikon African 1x4
I just got one of the new Nikon African 1x4 scopes that I have mounted but not shot yet. Your Savage has long ring spacing if I am not mistaken. A scope with a long tube and lots of rooms for ring placement will be very helpful as you adjust for the eye relief that suits you best. Up where I hunt I have never needed my scope higher then 4x so I am not concerned by the 4x limit, your shots maybe a lot longer.